The King's College



Dear Alumni,

“Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a far country.” I witness this proverb in action every time I talk to friends and supporters about the work of The King’s College in New York City and its alumni around the country. Our recent Emblem magazine showed just the tiniest and most recent sliver of why alumni are the pride and joy of The King’s College and the backbone of our community. Your prayers and support encourage faculty and staff while your example inspires current students. While we love keeping in touch via newsletters and social media throughout the year, there is nothing like gathering face to face.

So, please save the dates this fall in New York City for Homecoming Weekend. On Friday, October 27, we’ll gather in the O’Keeffe Student Union for a Welcome Reception. The New York City campus alumni are hosting a get-together over heavy appetizers and beverages. I’ll be there, along with members of the faculty and other alumni.

On the next day, Saturday, October 28, we’ll board a yacht at Pier 81 on West 41st Street in Manhattan for an afternoon excursion. Over lunch—during which you’ll be seated at tables by campus and graduation year—I’ll speak about the exciting work that God is doing at King’s. We’ll honor select classes and confer awards on outstanding King’s alumni. We’ll also hear from the Alumni Association and spend time fellowshipping on the Hudson River. Get a sense of last year’s award festivities, hear your classmates’ favorite memories from King’s, and see a few photos below from last year’s excursion.

I’d love to see you during Homecoming and hear from you about what God is doing in our broader King’s community. In particular, if you have never been back to King’s since Briarcliff Manor closed, since Lexington Mansion was razed, since Northeastern Bible College generously gave its assets to help reopen King’s, or even since you graduated in the early years in New York City, Kimberly and I most warmly invite you to “see through a glass darkly” no more—to come, see, know, and be known. Early bird tickets go on sale June 26. Look for an email to register.

Thank you for being a part of God’s work, and being part of our family.

All Joy and Courage,

Gregory Alan Thornbury, PhD.


Friday, October 27

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Alumni Welcome Reception | O’Keeffe Student Union  

New York City alumni will host a get-together full of fun and reconnecting with friends. Heavy appetizers and beverages will be served. 

Saturday, October 28

12:30 – 4:00 p.m. Yacht Luncheon | Board the Atlantis Yacht at Pier 81 at West 41st Street and West Side Highway

Enjoy lunch and hear President Thornbury deliver an exciting update on new developments at The King’s College and what God is doing in our midst. The yacht will leave from Manhattan, NY. Guests will be seated at tables by campus and graduation year. We will honor select classes and confer awards for outstanding King’s alumni. You will learn about the ongoing work of the Alumni Association on board the yacht as well.


Ferry from Hoboken to NYC:

If you are travelling from New Jersey, take the Hoboken 14th Street and Midtown / W. 39th St. ferry at Hoboken 14th Street, 1401 Frank Sinatra Drive Hoboken, NJ 07030, 800-533-3779. Ferry tickets will be subsidized by The King’s College. Once arrived at the West 39th Street Pier, walk north along 12th Avenue for about 2 minutes and turn left to Pier 81.

Local travel to Pier 81 from The King’s College:

By train, take the 2-3 or A-C trains to the Times Square 42nd station and walk westward along W. 41st street. By car, the fastest route is along 11th/12th Ave. Look for the large sign that says “World Yacht at Pier 81 NYC” across the Hudson River Greenway.


Tickets are $10 for the Welcome Reception on Friday and $40 for the Yacht Luncheon on Saturday if you purchase before August 31. Yacht tickets increase to $60 on September 1.

Not able to come to New York City?

Those unable to join Homecoming in New York City are invited to watch the recorded version of President Thornbury’s State of the College address beginning Tuesday, November 7th at The video link will also be included in the alumni newsletter.


Reserve a room at the Holiday Inn – Financial District October 27 and 28 with a discounted rate of $199/nightly for single rooms and $219/nightly for double rooms. Rooms will be released and prices will increase to “Best Available” on October 1. Use Group Code: “KCC.”

For additional hotel options, please visit here.


Contact or 212-659-7200 with questions about Homecoming.