Campus wide, Student Life

Seth Friend Returns as Campus Minister

By Sam Arp | November 17, 2022

Campus Ministries at Charleston Southern recently expanded its reach through a new Campus Minister, Seth Friend. Friend and his wife, Connor, are both 2019 graduates of Charleston Southern and have one son. 

Alongside Jon Davis, associate vice president for spiritual life, and two graduate assistants, this team is reaching the campus of CSU with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

One of the biggest blessings this job provided, according to Friend, was the chance for him to work under Davis. Davis has served in a campus minister capacity for many years and carries valuable wisdom and experience that Friend is grateful for. 

Not only is Davis a great resource for Friend but also he is a mentor and friend. Davis was a pivotal part of Friend’s walk with Christ in college, guiding him through decisions, calling, and knowledge of God’s Word. Now, Friend gets to be a part of reaching students on the same campus that changed his life.

Prior to accepting the job at CSU, the Friends served at a church in Spartanburg in Student Ministry. Now, he is tasked with casting a vision for the students at CSU and finding new ways to connect with them and bring them into the family of God. Friend’s vision for the campus is that students be connected to the local church, spiritually growing in the Lord and His Word, and unlocking their God-given potential. 

Sam Arp is a junior English studies major at Charleston Southern University and is an intern in the Marketing & Communication office.

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