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The World Missions Center at Truett-McConnell College is a reality birthed from the heartbeat of Truett-McConnell’s President, Dr. Emir Caner. Dr. Caner had a heart for world missions long before he became president. His involvement in taking the Gospel to the nations convinced him of the absolute necessity of a World Missions Center at Truett-McConnell College. Within his first year as President, Dr. Caner’s vision became a reality. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">WMC@TMC exists to better prepare students and Georgia Baptist Churches to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations.



Dr. H. Edward Pruitt, coauthor of The Costly Call: Modern Day Stories of Muslims who Found Christ and The Costly Call: The Untold Story, has traveled nearly two million miles and worked extensively with missionaries in 70 countries. He is the founding Director of the World Missions Center at Truett-McConnell College and Associate Professor of Christian Studies. Dr. Pruitt served as the Associate Director of the Center for Great Commissions Studies at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, and adjunct professor of missions at Southeastern College at Wake Forest for twelve years prior to his appointment at Truett-McConnell. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Florida Baptist Theological College in 1993, Masters of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2000, and received a Masters of Theology in Missiology from the University of South Africa in 2007. Dr. Pruitt also received a Doctorate of Theology in Missions at the University of South Africa in 2009. He has been married to his wife Debi since October 1971. They have two sons, Byron and Mitchell, and five grandchildren, Jacob, Samantha, Dylan, Chelsea, and Caleb.





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Amsterdam, Netherlands: December 28, 2011-

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Punjab, India: March 1-11, 2012 (Spring Break)

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 Chiang Mai, Thailand: July 2012

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New York City: October 2012 (Fall Break)




One of Dr. Pruitt’s passions is preparing students to engage the world for Christ.  Whether lecturing in a formal classroom setting or teaching in a small village in Tanzania, Dr. Pruitt equips those called by God to minister internationally. Dr. Pruitt’s vast multicultural experiences over the past fourteen years uniquely prepared him to train up a generation to take the Gospel of Christ to every corner of the globe.


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