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Bekah McAllister

Bekah McAllister
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Hometown: Greer, S.C.
Undergrad Degree: Biblical Counseling
Graduate Degree: Biblical Counseling
States: CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI VT

What type of high school did you graduate from?
Christian school

Why did you choose BJU?
I wanted an education that would be God-centered. I also wanted to study in a place where I would be surrounded by godly mentors.

How have you grown over your years at BJU?
I have grown in so many different ways. I am very grateful for the Christian liberal arts education that I have received here. My appreciation for the fine arts continues to grow each year that I am here. Also, I have gained a better understanding of leadership and have grown to appreciate many different kinds of people. Most importantly, I have learned how to be discerning and to defend my faith. My college experience has been very eye-opening, and I praise the Lord that He has used BJU as a facilitator for growth in my life.

What was a misconception you had about BJU that was proven wrong when you became a student here?
I thought that all of the students would be the same. I was very surprised by the diversity that we have here.

What sort of campus ministries were you involved in?
I helped out with a blind children's ministry and was society chaplain.

What is your favorite meal out of all the food establishments on campus?
In the Dining Common, I always enjoy broccoli and cheese soup with a spinach salad. Give me a cup of warm tea to end the meal, and I am very content!

Any advice for incoming students?
Make sure that you keep your relationship with God as your highest priority. Also, remember to make people a priority. There are many things in college that will pull for your time and attention. However, one of the best ways to glorify God in the college setting is to show Christ’s love to others. For me, one of the greatest assets of going to college was building meaningful friendships.

What’s your favorite verse or Scripture passage?
II Corinthians 12:9-10—“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.”

This passage has been such a source of encouragement for me. It is so reassuring to know that God gives the grace to withstand every trial that comes into my life.