“My experience at King was so transformative that nearly every aspect of my life today, twelve years later, is still touched by it. Not only did my worldview shift and shape through the variety of classes under my liberal arts education, but the friendships gained in the cozy community on campus are still some of my closest friends today. The education at King led me to a full-ride scholarship at Asbury Theological Seminary for a Master’s of Biblical Studies, and for several years after I enjoyed the joy of returning to my alma mater to teach courses in the Bible and Religion department in addition to my work as an author with HarperCollins/Thomas Nelson publishing. King was foundational in teaching me how to research, write, and craft a story well, which has proved invaluable whether I’m discussing Martin Luther’s thoughts on sanctification versus justification in the college environment or whether I’m writing a romantic comedy for one of the largest publishing companies in the world. King is the perfect size and place for giving students a safe place to grow and thrive as they not only receive quality education, but also as they sort out who they want to be and take their first steps into adulthood. King was one of the best decisions I ever made, and my constant wish is that everyone else gets the same treasured experience I did.”
We are proud to call Melissa Ferguson one of our graduates and a colleague in the Bible and Religion department at King. She has just finished her second book for Harper Collins, “The Cul-de-Sac War,” and she is quickly becoming a popular writer. Make sure you take a look at her works below. One minor point–Melissa took Greek with me a few years back, and she was one of the best students in Greek in my 40 years of teaching. To use my grandfather’s term, she was a “Cracker-Jack” student.