On February 10th, 2023 "Herald the Saint" was introduced as the new mascot for Central Christian College of the Bible. How did we come up with Herald, you ask? In a message delivered by President Fincher at the beginning of the year he waxed poetic on the days gone by and the nostalgia of previous mascots - Torchie and the St. Bernard, both icons of previous years. That birthed the idea it was time to bring a mascot to today's students.
Should we resurrect Torchie? Maybe a new Saint Bernard?
So the planning began. With the recent merger with Saint Louis Christian College and stepping in to fill a void left by Cincinnati Christian University it became quite clear we are more than what we had been. Could we incorporation imagery from those schools? Of course we did. There are shout outs to the Soldiers and the Eagles in Herald, can you find them?
We also asked the question...WHAT IS A SAINT?
In plain language it is someone marked by holiness, marked as God's people. In this sense Herald is an eternal pneuma, in the position of being a Saint. What makes him special is that he is adorned in the Full Armor of God.
- Belt of Truth
- Breastplate of Righteousness
- Shoes of Peace
- Shield of Faith
- Helmet of Salvation
- Sword of the Spirit
We have an eternal being, dressed in the full armor of God carrying the Torch for all to see.
Finally, his name reflects the long-standing initial mascot for Central...The Heralds. Herald the Saint continues to carry forth God's word, being a bearer of light for all to see. He will be found at basketball games and in places where we find other saints with which we can fellowship.
Herald is available for appearances at Youth Groups, Church Gatherings, and special events. We need two-week advance notice to schedule him for your event. Request Herald to come hang out and get your pictures taken and hear about his special armor.