Col. Robert Mashburn to Receive 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award

Southwestern Christian University is pleased to announce that Colonel Robert Freeman Mashburn will receive the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Feast of Ingathering on Saturday, November 10th, at 7:30pm. The Feast of Ingathering is the signature event of the University’s 2012 Alumni and Friends Weekend and will be held in the North Dorm Conference Center located at 7210 Northwest 39thExpressway in Bethany, Oklahoma.

Colonel Mashburn served a total of 27 years in the U.S. Army and was the recipient of numerous medals and awards. His lifetime of spiritual service to the men of the armed forces epitomizes the values of Southwestern Christian University.

On February 19, 1919, Chaplain (Col.) Robert Freeman Mashburn was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina to James and Essie Mashburn. The son of a Pentecostal Holiness preacher, he attended Holmes Bible College and Emmanuel College, but earned his Degree in Philosophy from Piedmont College. He later returned to Holmes Bible College as a Bible Instructor where he would meet his wife, Colleen Hilley.

Ordained by Bishop Joseph H. King, Colonel Mashburn began his life of service by pastoring churches in the Eastern Virginia Conference. Later, he joined the U.S. army as a chaplain during the latter part of World War II. He volunteered to serve again for the Korean War and remained in the Army as a Chaplain until his retirement in 1972.

To see the presentation of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award to Colonel Mashburn, please make plans to attend the annual SCU Alumni and Friends Weekend. For more information or to register, please click here.