Lee’s Spring Convocation To Begin Sunday

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Lee University students, faculty and staff will soon come together for spring Convocation, a concentration of six chapel services over four days. This time of spiritual reflection and renewal will begin on Sunday with a time of worship and a message from Lee President Paul Conn. 

On Monday evening, Lee welcomes back Dr. Mark Williams, Lee alum ('86), who currently serves as general overseer of the Church of God where he guides and manages the activities of over seven million church members in 145 nations around the world.  Dr. Williams was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Lee in 2010.  Dr. Williams has long been a consistent advocate for higher education in the church, having also served previously as the official liaison between Lee and the Church of God Executive Committee.

Dr. Mark Walker will return to the Conn Center stage to speak on Tuesday night.  Dr. Walker is the senior pastor of Mt. Paran Church of God in Marietta, Ga. and chairman of the National Pastors Advisory Council.  Dr. Walker earned his PhD in organizational leadership from Regent University School for Leadership Studies in Virginia, and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in counseling from Georgia State University. He also serves on the Lee University Board of Directors. 

Wednesday evening will feature Stan Lester, pastor at Crosspointe Christian Center in Dalton. He previously served on staff at Trinity Chapel in Powder Springs, Ga., for 17 years where he was a part of a ministry that grew to over 5,000 people. While at Lee, Mr. Lester was a member of Alpha Gamma Chi. He has served in full-time ministry since graduating from Lee in 1986.

“I look forward to Convocation week here at Lee,” said Campus Pastor Dr. Jimmy Harper. “This week is a pivotal time for many on our campus. It gives us time to focus on God and to connect with Him in very meaningful ways. We always have anointed speakers and musicians who touch our hearts and who lead us deeper in our relationship with God.” 

Weeknight convocation services begin at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday/Thursday morning chapel services at 10:40 a.m. All services will be located in the Conn Center and overflow will be provided in the Dixon Center.

Each service will host live worship featuring Lee’s Chapel Praise Band. 

Daytime chapel services during convocation will feature worship led by campus ensembles. Symphonic Band will lead in the Conn Center on Tuesday, and Ladies of Lee in Dixon Center. Voices of Lee will take the Conn Center stage on Thursday, and Evangelistic Singers will lead in the Dixon Center. 

Lee encourages all students and guests to come out and participate in this semester’s Convocation. For those unable to attend, all services will be available for live stream viewing at http://leeuniversity.edu/video/

For more information, contact the Campus Ministry office at 614-8420.



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