Nagaland Baptist College (NBC), Vihokhu village, Dimapur on Friday conferred senior US missionary Rev. Tommy Jonathan Tilley with doctorate degree in ministry of divinity in recognition for his dedication in missionary work worldwide. The conferring of degree was bestowed by NBC principal, Rev Dr. Yekishe Sumi.
NBC president, Dr. Vito Awomi who presided over the ceremony said Reverend Tommy Jonathan Tilley was awarded with honorary degree in recognition of his work in missionary and dedication to Christian ministry.
Rev. Tilley graduated from Tennessee Temple Bible College, Tennessee US in 1971 had served as missionary in Europe for 20 years. He also worked as a missionary in Bahamas for eight years. Rev Tilley who had traveled around 100 countries as missionary continue to travel by spreading the gospel.
Throughout his ministry, Rev Tilley's gift of preaching and his enduring impact in his ministry as pastor and missionary in different parts of the world had been widely recognized.
He had also established several Churches across the world.
It may be mentioned that Nagaland Baptist College, Vihokhu village, Dimapur affiliated to Landmark Baptist College, Florida US offers degree in B.Th, B.Re, BD and M. Div.
Earlier, college dean, Bithungo pronounced the invocation while NBC chaplain, Rev. Thaongaolou served as moderator.