Congratulations, PHC Class of 2024!

Dr. Mark Green, PHC's 2024 Commencement Speaker


2024 Commencement 

Patrick Henry College is pleased to announce that Representative Mark Green will deliver the Commencement Address for the PHC Class of 2024! Our goal at Patrick Henry College is to equip young leaders who will lead for the glory of God and the good of those who follow. Rep. Green embodies these principles as he serves on Capitol Hill with both conviction and humility.

About Representative Green
Green first took the oath of office to represent the 7th District of Tennessee in Congress on January 3, 2019, and now serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security and as a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Green grew up on a dirt road in Mississippi. A graduate of West Point, Mark served in the Army for 24 years, first as a ranger infantry officer, and then as a physician.  He came to Tennessee on his last assignment as the flight surgeon for the premier special operations aviation regiment. As a Night Stalker, Green served three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan in the War on Terror. His most memorable mission was the capture of Saddam Hussein during which he interviewed Hussein for six hours. The encounter is detailed in his book, A Night with Saddam.

Following his military service, Mark founded, grew, and sold a successful healthcare company.  Dr. Green firmly believes that "to whom much has been given, much will be expected," so in 2011, he formed Two Rivers Medical Foundation. The foundation conducted medical mission trips and ran free clinics throughout Tennessee.

In 2012, Green won the election to the Tennessee State Senate and championed legislation to support veterans, law enforcement, teachers, and small businesses. His most noteworthy legislation was a bill that repealed Tennessee’s tax on investment income. In the nation’s history, only two states have ever repealed any form of an income tax. He subsequently won the National Federation of Independent Businesses Guardian of Small Business award and numerous other recognitions.

Congressman Green is a man whose faith informs every aspect of his life.  He and his wife Camilla are blessed with two adult children.


2024 Baccalaureate Speaker: Dr. Matt Roberts
Professor of Philosophy, Program Director for the Classical Liberal Arts Major and the Philosophy Minor; Director of Distance Learning

Dr. Matt RobertsBaccalaureate is a special time of worship and dedication, including the personal commissioning of each graduate for service to Christ and His Kingdom. Our speaker will be Dr. Matthew Roberts. 

Dr. Roberts teaches the PHC Core courses of Logic and Philosophy, as well as upper-level philosophy courses in Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion, Epistemology, and Ethics. Dr. Roberts exhorts his students to love God with their minds by asking probing questions that aim to help them more fully comprehend the intersection of philosophy with biblical theology and practice. 

Dr. Roberts' research interests focus on the relationship between philosophy and spiritual formation as well as the following areas of philosophy: metaphysics, philosophical anthropology, philosophy of religion, and philosophical theology. He has presented papers at the meetings of the Evangelical Philosophical Society and the American Philosophical Association. He gave the PHC 2020 Fall Faith and Reason Lecture entitled “Faith, Reason, and Imagination: Cultivating the With-God Life in the Fulfillment of Vocation.” 

Dr. Roberts lives in Purcellville with his wife and five children. 


Important Event Details

Both Baccalaureate and Commencement will take place in the Barbara Hodel Center and will be streamed from PHC's webcasts page. Due to space considerations, the Commencement event is open to ticketed guests only on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. from the Barbara Hodel Center. For tickets or additional questions, please contact Mary Haynes at 540-441-8031 or mshaynes@phc.edu.


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Service Times

Ticketed guests, please plan accordingly and please arrive early as the gymnasium doors will close 10 minutes prior to the start of each service:

Baccalaureate: Seating will take place between 6:15 PM and 6:50 PM. No ticket required.

Commencement: Seating will take place between 10:15 AM and 10:50 AM. Ticket required. 

Guests are asked to enter the building from the south entrance, closest to the parking lot. The parking lot is behind the Barbara Hodel Center (BHC), with several handicap accessible parking spaces beside and directly behind the BHC.


We look forward to celebrating this joyous occasion with you!