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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Participants pray before Friday's groundbreaking ceremony. The Charlotte campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary broke ground Friday (May 16) on a new building, the David M. Rogers Hall of Mission. This new wing will have classrooms and an assembly hall, all to be equipped to allow interaction with mission leaders around the world and focus on mission work. Five of the classrooms will have continent-themed exhibits with artifacts and special collections. The ceremony on the lawn in front of the building site included a choir from Ghana-based Church of Pentecost Choir Charlotte and remarks by the dean of the Charlotte campus, Dr. Tim Laniak.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    L-r Louise Rogers, widow of David M. Rogers, who the new hall of mission is named after, is hugged by Dean of the Charlotte Gordon-Conwell campus, Dr. Tim Laniak, after he presented her with flowers at Friday's groundbreaking ceremony for the new David M. Rogers Hall of Mission. The Charlotte campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary broke ground Friday (May 16) on a new building, the David M. Rogers Hall of Mission. This new wing will have classrooms and an assembly hall, all to be equipped to allow interaction with mission leaders around the world and focus on mission work. Five of the classrooms will have continent-themed exhibits with artifacts and special collections. The ceremony on the lawn in front of the building site included a choir from Ghana-based Church of Pentecost Choir Charlotte and remarks by the dean of the Charlotte campus, Dr. Tim Laniak.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Caleb Rogers and his daughter Adelyn Rogers, 2 1/2, (Caleb Roger is the son of the late David M. Rogers, who the new David M. Rogers Hall of Mission is named after), pray during the groundbreaking ceremony Friday for the new building. The Charlotte campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary broke ground Friday (May 16) on a new building, the David M. Rogers Hall of Mission. This new wing will have classrooms and an assembly hall, all to be equipped to allow interaction with mission leaders around the world and focus on mission work. Five of the classrooms will have continent-themed exhibits with artifacts and special collections. The ceremony on the lawn in front of the building site included a choir from Ghana-based Church of Pentecost Choir Charlotte and remarks by the dean of the Charlotte campus, Dr. Tim Laniak.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Adelyn Rogers, 2 1/2, granddaughter of Louise Rogers (Louise is the widow of David M. Rogers, who the new Hall of Mission is named after) helped during the groundbreaking ceremony Friday for the new building. The Charlotte campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary broke ground Friday (May 16) on a new building, the David M. Rogers Hall of Mission. This new wing will have classrooms and an assembly hall, all to be equipped to allow interaction with mission leaders around the world and focus on mission work. Five of the classrooms will have continent-themed exhibits with artifacts and special collections. The ceremony on the lawn in front of the building site included a choir from Ghana-based Church of Pentecost Choir Charlotte and remarks by the dean of the Charlotte campus, Dr. Tim Laniak.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    L-r Ivan Hinrichs, Caleb Rogers and his daughter Adelyn Rogers, 2 1/2, and Louise Rogers, Caleb Roger's mother and widow of the new David M. Rogers Hall of Mission namesake David M. Rogers, participate during the groundbreaking ceremony Friday for the new building. The Charlotte campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary broke ground Friday (May 16) on a new building, the David M. Rogers Hall of Mission. This new wing will have classrooms and an assembly hall, all to be equipped to allow interaction with mission leaders around the world and focus on mission work. Five of the classrooms will have continent-themed exhibits with artifacts and special collections. The ceremony on the lawn in front of the building site included a choir from Ghana-based Church of Pentecost Choir Charlotte and remarks by the dean of the Charlotte campus, Dr. Tim Laniak.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Members of the Ghana-based Church of Pentecost Choir Charlotte sing at Friday's groundbreaking ceremony. The Charlotte campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary broke ground Friday (May 16) on a new building, the David M. Rogers Hall of Mission. This new wing will have classrooms and an assembly hall, all to be equipped to allow interaction with mission leaders around the world and focus on mission work. Five of the classrooms will have continent-themed exhibits with artifacts and special collections. The ceremony on the lawn in front of the building site included a choir from Ghana-based Church of Pentecost Choir Charlotte and remarks by the dean of the Charlotte campus, Dr. Tim Laniak.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Members of the Ghana-based Church of Pentecost Choir Charlotte sing at Friday's groundbreaking ceremony. The Charlotte campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary broke ground Friday (May 16) on a new building, the David M. Rogers Hall of Mission. This new wing will have classrooms and an assembly hall, all to be equipped to allow interaction with mission leaders around the world and focus on mission work. Five of the classrooms will have continent-themed exhibits with artifacts and special collections. The ceremony on the lawn in front of the building site included a choir from Ghana-based Church of Pentecost Choir Charlotte and remarks by the dean of the Charlotte campus, Dr. Tim Laniak.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    L-r Dean of the Charlotte Gordon-Conwell campus, Dr. Tim Laniak and Louise Rogers, widow of David M. Rogers, who the new hall of mission is named after, speak at Friday's groundbreaking ceremony for the new David M. Rogers Hall of Mission. The Charlotte campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary broke ground Friday (May 16) on a new building, the David M. Rogers Hall of Mission. This new wing will have classrooms and an assembly hall, all to be equipped to allow interaction with mission leaders around the world and focus on mission work. Five of the classrooms will have continent-themed exhibits with artifacts and special collections. The ceremony on the lawn in front of the building site included a choir from Ghana-based Church of Pentecost Choir Charlotte and remarks by the dean of the Charlotte campus, Dr. Tim Laniak.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    As Scott Harris readies shovels for the groundbreaking ceremony at left, Dr. Tim Laniak, Dean of the Charlotte campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, (far right) hugs Askale Hailu, who has cleaned the campus buildings for years, at Friday's groundbreaking ceremony .The Charlotte campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary broke ground Friday (May 16) on a new building, the David M. Rogers Hall of Mission. This new wing will have classrooms and an assembly hall, all to be equipped to allow interaction with mission leaders around the world and focus on mission work. Five of the classrooms will have continent-themed exhibits with artifacts and special collections. The ceremony on the lawn in front of the building site included a choir from Ghana-based Church of Pentecost Choir Charlotte and remarks by the dean of the Charlotte campus, Dr. Tim Laniak.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Dr. Robert E. Cooley, President of the Charlotte campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary from 1981-1996 and one of the people who had the idea to bring a campus to Charlotte, speaks at Friday's groundbreaking ceremony for the new David M. Rogers Hall of Mission. The Charlotte campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary broke ground Friday (May 16) on a new building, the David M. Rogers Hall of Mission. This new wing will have classrooms and an assembly hall, all to be equipped to allow interaction with mission leaders around the world and focus on mission work. Five of the classrooms will have continent-themed exhibits with artifacts and special collections. The ceremony on the lawn in front of the building site included a choir from Ghana-based Church of Pentecost Choir Charlotte and remarks by the dean of the Charlotte campus, Dr. Tim Laniak.
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