The Mississippi United Methodist Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Rev. Larry Creel and Nancy Lyle Creel Endowment for Ministerial Scholarships.
The Creels (photo right) created an endowment with the foundation to assist future ministerial students with the cost of seminary. Larry and Nancy received funds from the annual conference for seminary, but that was not enough to pay all of the tuition and living costs. Nancy worked as a teacher and tutor in Atlanta, Georgia, while Larry worked part-time at a local church, a Methodist retirement center and as a security guard at a bank building to make ends meet.
Rev. Creel has served on the Mississippi Conference Board of Ordained Ministry for the last six years. He has personally talked with many candidates for ministry with large student loan debts. Larry and Nancy know the struggles seminary students face and wanted to help others. This is why they have joined others at the foundation in creating an endowment.
You may wish to contribute to the Rev. Larry Creel and Nancy Lyle Creel Endowment for Ministerial Scholarships by sending your check to, P. O. Box 2415 Ridgeland, MS 39158-2415. Also, you may wish to create a named endowment with the foundation for scholarships, for your local church or another ministry of the annual conference. Named endowments begin at $5,000. Call 601.948.8845 for further information.