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Professor Brian Horn Never Thought He Would “Teach Teachers”

“Those who can do, those who can’t, teach.” Ever heard that bit of nonsense? Dr. Horn not only heard it, but he had grown up with parents who were both educators and who wanted to see their son enter a profession that would earn him an easier life than teaching. So he determined early to become either a chemist or lawyer. At OU, he double-majored in pre-law and chemistry. About teaching, he says, “I did all I could to avoid it.” Then one summer in college, he found himself interning at Weyerhauser Paper Company with the task of coming...

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Crusader Baseball’s Head Coach Exemplary Leader and Mentor

DALLAS, Texas- Dallas Christian College just concluded its sixth season of Crusader baseball. Each year the program gets better, building on the successes of the previous year and taking significant steps to take the program to the next level. Based on their recent successes, it is hard to believe that the program has only been around for six seasons. The program looks much different now than it did in its inaugural season, spring 2010. At that time, there was no baseball field on campus so the team traveled to Reverchon Park to play home games, the same park where several MLB...

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Junior Student Keldrick Brown’s Incredible Story

Keldrick Brown is a junior at Dallas Christian College.  He came into a relationship with DCC through our Urban Ministry Team that serves in partnership with World Impact Dallas, which is an urban church planting ministry led by DCC alum, Ted Smith.  Keldrick is a leader on campus, and is a wonderful part of the ethnic diversity on our campus (23% Hispanic, 25% African-American, and 48% White).  He grew up in South Dallas, an under resourced part of the city – a rough part of the city.  He works hard at Discount Tires to help pay his way through...

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God’s Gracious and Mighty Hand in the Pre-History of DCC

One of the central tenets of biblical faith is that God is sovereign over history, and he works out his purposes within events of time. Although we may readily see God’s purposes as they come to fruition, it is often only in hindsight that we see and appreciate the means and the details by which he has worked his plan. This phenomenon is captured in the saying, “God is always working upstream!” A biblical example of this is the deliverance of the Israelites in the days of Deborah and Barak. Through the prophetess Deborah, Yahweh had announced that deliverance...

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Remembering 65 Years of History

  United States Congressman, Kenneth Marchant, and Farmers Branch Mayor, Bob Phelps, were an integral part of the Dallas Christian College 65th Anniversary Celebration. Congressman Marchant read from the proclamation, which he presented to the US Congress, in honor of the 65 years DCC has been training young men and women to be leaders in their communities and the world. He paid tribute to the college for its role in both he and his family’s lives. Mayor Phelps also paid tribute to the college for the 50 years the college has made its home in Farmers Branch with a...

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DCC Vice President Mark Worley Receives Lifetime Service Award

  In 1981 Dallas Christian College brought on young Mark Worley to be the Director of Admissions. Over the years Mark has made DCC his home and made those apart of the DCC community his family. On June 1st he will celebrate 35 years at DCC. In his time here he has served as the Director of Admissions, Vice President of Student Development, and currently Vice President of Institutional Advancement. After nearly 35 years of service, Mark was awarded the Lifetime Service Award at the 65th Anniversary Celebration. Mark has had an impact on so many people during his...

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