Herald the Saint debuted as new mascot for CCCB Athletics in 2022-23
Just before the end of the 2022-23 basketball season, Herald the Saint was introduced to the CCCB campus. The new mascot for Central Christian College of the Bible made his debut on Friday, February 10th, at the Saints' home men's and women's basketball games against Faith Baptist Bible College.
How did we come up with Herald, you ask? In a message delivered by President Fincher at the beginning of the year, he touched on the 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 incorporate 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.