Presidential Inauguration

Thursday, the 23rd of September at 2:30 PM

For nearly a century, Crown College has been preparing Christians to serve and influence the world.  Founded in 1916 by Reverend J.D. Williams, the College began with four students who wanted to study the Bible.  Throughout the 105 year history of Crown College, we have celebrated 16 presidents.  On September 23, 2021, we will inaugurate Dr. Andrew C. Denton as our 17th President. 

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Dr. Andrew C. Denton

Dr Andrew Denton

Dr. Andrew Denton is a man of faith and vision, with a passion for education and the church. He came to Crown College as its 17th president on July I, 2021, after serving in various roles at other colleges across the country since 1998. His experience in executive leadership in higher education, combined with his business acumen and devotion to Christ, have equipped him to be a high-impact leader for the next chapter in Crown’s story.

As a leader in higher education, Dr. Denton has served as Executive Vice President and Vice President of University Relations at North Central University, and Vice President of Enrollment Management at both Bethel University and Evangel University, where his career began in Admissions. He holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from St. Louis University and an MBA from Missouri State.

When he was a young vice president, the late Evangel President Dr. Robert Spence was a powerful mentor to Dr. Denton and believed God had called him to one day be a college president. This call was confirmed for Dr. Denton a few years later during a personal prayer and fasting retreat, after which he committed to be faithful wherever the Lord placed him until the time was right. Twelve years later, he believes the time is right and Crown’s vision has affirmed God’s calling.

Dr. Denton and his wife, Linda, have been married for 2 3 years and are the proud parents of three children: Lexie (16), Ashlyn (15) and Drew (13). Dr. Denton’s hobbies are those that interest his kids. The Dentons enjoy being active in church life, attending the kids’ sporting events and activities, traveling as a family, and spending time together at home.



Schedule of events

Join us for an exciting weekend of events celebrating Dr. Denton and the future of Crown College.

Come for the Inauguration and stay for our Homecoming events!

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