By Jenny Gregory

CLEVELAND, Ga. – Fox News Commentator Todd Starnes will host a Faith and Freedom Celebration featuring Lt. Col. Oliver L. North (retired) on the Truett McConnell University campus, April 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

North is a decorated combat veteran who served 22 years in the United States Marine Corps. During the Vietnam War, he led a marine platoon and won a Silver Star and a Purple Heart for his service. In 1981, President Reagan appointed him deputy-director of the National Security Council where he played a key role in a series of controversial military and security actions.

The retired Lieutenant Colonel acts now as an American political commentator and television host, military historian, and New York Times best-selling author.

The Faith and Freedom Celebration will take place in the university’s George Blaurock Student Wellness Center. Todd Starnes, columnist, author, and host of the Todd Starnes Show on Fox News radio will emcee this special event.

One hundred percent of all proceeds will fund the Empower the Call campaign which provides assistance for student mission trips, creates retention scholarships, and reduces missionary student debt, allowing TMU alumni currently on the mission field to remain and continue sharing the gospel message.

Event ticket options include: bleacher seating for $25 or table seating with dinner for $250. Dinner tables of eight are also available for $2,000, which includes a reception with Lt. Col. North and Todd Starnes.

In addition to the program, all participants will have the opportunity to view a replica of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier inside the Student Wellness Center.

To purchase tickets for or for more information, visit or call the TMU office of Advancement at 706-865-2134, ext. 3801.


Jenny Gregory is the Digital Content Specialist for Truett McConnell University.

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