Baptist Student Union Welcomed to Belhaven UniversityJune 30, 2016 (Jackson, Miss.) - Belhaven University's commitment to fostering Christian growth for students will be enhanced this fall with Baptist Student Union (BSU) launching ministry programs to serve the University's 1,200 residential students.

With one-third of the Belhaven's traditional student body coming from Baptist churches, Vice President of Student Life Scott Little noted that BSU would be a strong fit with the University's thriving Christian community. “BSU strives to provide a balanced program of Christian growth and ministry opportunities for all collegians, and they will enhance the fiber of our student life experience. We look forward to BSU becoming an integral part of campus life at Belhaven.”

Rev. Seth Starkey, Belhaven's Reformed University Fellowship minister, joins in enthusiastically welcoming BSU, saying, "We are excited that BSU is coming alongside Reformed University Fellowship and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes with the shared desire to minister to the Belhaven family. We believe this adds yet another opportunity for students to know, love, serve and share Christ together.”

The Baptist Student Union is found on 24 community college and university campuses across Mississippi. Each BSU is student-led and offers programs that are coordinated by seminary-trained directors. Lloyd Lunceford, Director of Collegiate Ministry for the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board added, "Belhaven BSU will be a fellowship of Christian students that offers on-campus Bible study and worship, in addition to local, national and global missions opportunities throughout the year. Belhaven BSU will be connected with dozens of BSU groups and thousands of college students throughout the state of Mississippi through annual statewide ministry meetings."

For more information or questions about BSU campus ministry, contact the Belhaven University Office of Student Leadership at