University Relations // 05.22.2017
Nick Ballenger has been named the director of the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership, effective June 5.
As director, Ballenger will provide leadership for all events and activities related to the Center’s institutes: Biblical Worldview Institute, Faith Integration Institute and the Marketplace Ministry Institute. In addition, he will oversee the newly established Student Leadership Academy, a program designed to teach CSU students the essentials of Christian leadership.
“Nick’s passion to promote the biblical worldview in the marketplace and sincere interest in mentoring students will be a great blessing to CSU and its ministry partners," said Dr. Michael Bryant, CSU Executive Vice President. "We are excited about what the Lord will do through him in the days to come. The CSU community, as well as local Christian businesses and churches, will benefit greatly from having Nick as the director of the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership."
Ballenger has been director of biblical worldview at Spartanburg Christian Academy since 2010 where his duties included overseeing the Student Leadership Institute and teaching in the areas of Bible, theology, evangelism and apologetics. Prior to serving at Spartanburg Christian Academy, he worked as assistant director of admissions/Christian marketing at Charleston Southern from 2005-2010. He has also participated in international missions in Kenya and Peru.
Ballenger holds a BA from Charleston Southern, an MTS from Liberty Theological Seminary, and is currently pursuing an MDiv at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Founded in 1964, Charleston Southern University is a private, four-year liberal arts college. CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The university's vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.