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Waynesville resident graduates from Charis Bible College

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PLEMMONS — Eileen Plemmons recently graduated with a degree from Charis Bible College.

Not all graduates are in their teens and 20s.

Eileen Plemmons of Waynesville recently completed all the requirements for graduating from Charis Bible College.

After attending a four-year university and then receiving a master’s degree, Plemmons had no intention of getting another degree later in life. However, after visiting Charis Bible College with some friends, Eileen and her husband decided to attend the college part-time as a sort of Bible study.

Plemmons initiated meetings with friends who were interested in the coursework and taught them what she was learning. This past school year (2019-20) was Plemmons’ second year at Charis Bible College. She decided to take all 24 credits and attended full-time to receive her degree.

As part of the curriculum at Charis Bible College, each student must participate in a Mission Trip to graduate. Her second-year class went to Acuna, Mexico, from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2, 2020.

There, they performed skits and cared for the people while visiting nursing homes, being part of a women’s conference, visiting an orphanage and in neighborhoods distributed food, shoes and the love of Christ, giving the gospel message everywhere they went.

Plemmons and her husband, Kent, host Bible studies in their home, the most recent one being, “Discipleship Evangelism” by Andrew Wommack and Don Krow. They have future plans to host another study titled, “A Prosperous Soul” by Pastor Greg Mohr.

She had plans to graduate in a ceremony hosted by a 2017 graduate of Charis Bible College, but the national pandemic put a halt on the ceremony.

“I didn’t want to let the devil steal my joy,” Plemmons said, so instead of attending a ceremony, she held a socially distanced ceremony/party in the parking lot of KFC on May 6.

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