Fisher To Speak At Lee Winter Commencement

Monday, December 9, 2019
Dr. David C. Fisher
Dr. David C. Fisher

Lee University will welcome author, pastor, and professor Dr. David C. Fisher to deliver the address at the university’s winter commencement ceremony on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Conn Center. 

Dr. Fisher earned his Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served as instructor of New Testament at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, an adjunct professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and an adjunct professor at Bethel Theological Seminary.

“Dr. Fisher will challenge and inspire our graduates,” said Lee President Dr. Paul Conn. “He is a superb communicator.  I’m personally excited about being there Saturday to share him with this outstanding class of Lee grads.”

Dr. Fisher has been welcomed as a special guest to campus several times in the last 20 years, having delivered sermons in chapel and Convocation. One of the few people in Lee’s history to speak at graduation more than once, he delivered the address at the December 2008 commencement.

During his 43-year career as a pastor, Dr. Fisher has served at the Park Street Church in Boston; the Colonial Church in Edina, Mn.; and the Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, N.Y.; among others.

Dr. Fisher wrote “The 21st Century Pastor: A Vision Based on the Apostle Paul,” which has received wide attention and support. He has also co-written several other books, including “Dear Pastor: Ministry Advice from Seasoned Pastors” and “Unhealthy Church Boards: Bringing Health to Unhealthy Ministries,” which will be released in 2020.

Dr. Fisher and his wife, Gloria, have three children and six grandchildren.

Winter commencement is one of three graduation ceremonies held each year at the university, the others held in the spring and summer. The winter ceremony combines the music and decorations of the Christmas season with traditional commencement activities. More than 290 graduates will receive degrees in the Saturday morning ceremony, and Lee University Chorale will provide music.

Prior to the Saturday commencement, which starts at 10:30 a.m., a commissioning ceremony will be held Friday, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m. The commissioning service is a special occasion for students and their families to reflect on their experiences at the university. During the event, six student speakers will share brief stories about their time at Lee, and each graduate is presented with a personalized Bible in a traditional walk across the stage. Both services will be held in the Conn Center.

A hooding ceremony for recipients of master’s and education specialist degrees will take place Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the Lee Chapel.

The hooding, commissioning, and commencement ceremonies are ticketed events. For those wishing to view any of the events, live streaming is available at https://livestream.com/leeu.

For more information about commencement exercises, contact the Academic Events Office at 614-8117 or visit http://leeuniversity.edu/academics/graduation-info/.  


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