True Holiness plans 'Back-to-School College Day'

The True Holiness Saints Center will welcome incoming freshmen and returning college students with its annual "Back-to-School College Day” service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 26.

The church hosts the event each year for incoming freshmen and returning college students who will be attending the University of Central Arkansas, Central Baptist College or Hendrix College during the fall semester.

Pastor E.C. Maltbia, founding pastor of the True Holiness Saints Center, said, "True Holiness Saints Center is committed to helping students build and maintain a strong Christian character throughout the duration of their collegiate experience. We want students to know that connecting with a Bible believing church while absent from home is an essential part of this process."

The church focuses on providing a strong support-system for students to harvest from, both spiritually and academically.

College Day can be used by freshmen as a day to congregate with upper-classmen and use them as a guide in assisting with their collegiate success.

College Day also provides a necessary introduction to the city of Conway. The college presidents, Mayor Tab Townsell, local and statewide elected officials, law enforcement officials and members of the judicial system are important figures that have attended the event and spoken with students about the upcoming semesters.

Students will have an opportunity to mingle with city leaders and Pastor Maltbia during the luncheon that takes place after the service.

Doneshia Moore, president of the Interdenominational Christian Council, said, "College Day is a a great way for students to get a message on their level that they can also relate to. It is great chance to meet city officials and presidents of the colleges that they will be attending for the next four years of their life."

True Holiness has reached out to various organizations on the local campuses to get the word out about the event. The church also holds "Collegiate Weekend," a similar event during the spring semester.

This year, College Day is being co-sponsored by the Interdenominational Christian Council (ICC), state Rep. Linda Tyler, Andy Shock, Rocky Lawrence and First Security Bank.

For more information, please contact True Holiness at 501.327.8770 or visit