Lee Spring Convocation To Begin Sunday

Friday, January 28, 2022 - by Mattie Wilson, Lee University

Lee University’s spring Convocation will take place Sunday through Wednesday. This is a time for students, faculty, and staff to worship together and hear from notable speakers. The theme for this convocation series will be “Encounter.”

“We feel strongly in this season of our culture, community, and campus that creating opportunities to authentically encounter Jesus is a vital part of our growth and future,” said Robert Fultz, Lee’s campus pastor and director of spiritual life.

The university’s president, Dr. Mark Walker, will give the opening message at Sunday’s service. Before serving as president, Dr. Walker was the vice president for ministerial development at Lee, chair for the Department of Christian Ministries, and served on the Board of Directors for seven years. Prior to his work at Lee, he served as the senior pastor of Mount Paran North Church of God for 25 years. Dr. Walker has been a frequent speaker at Lee’s convocation over the years. Dr. Walker is married to Udella, and they have two children, Justin and Ashten, and three grandchildren.

Guest speaker and Lee alumnus Dr. Mark Williams will share during Monday’s service. Dr. Williams is the lead pastor at North Cleveland Church of God. He has previously served as general overseer, second assistant general overseer, and has led the International Executive Committee for the Church of God. Before receiving an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Lee University, Dr. Williams earned a Master of Divinity from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree from Lee. He is married to Sandra Kay, and they have two sons, Austin and Ryan.

The first of Tuesday’s services will feature Emily Foreman, author of “We Died Before We Came Here.” Ms. Foreman is a long-time ministry worker who, even after her husband was killed by Al-Qaeda operatives, persists to see captives freed. Compelled by God’s love for the Islamic world and inspired by her late husband’s sacrifice, she and her family continue to work in North Africa and strive to mobilize Christians in North America to see the Muslim world through the lens of faith.

Tuesday evening’s gathering will be joined by author Sam Chand. Mr. Chand, former pastor, college president of his alma mater, and chancellor, serves as president emeritus at Beulah Heights University. Mr. Chand is also founder and president of Dream Releaser Coaching and Dream Releaser Media and Publishing. His goal is to “help others succeed.”

Maurice (Mo) Huggins, Jr. will conclude the convocation series on Wednesday evening. Mr. Huggins committed his life to Christ at a young age and has been serving in ministry for the last 12 years in various roles, such as student pastor, teaching pastor, and associate pastor. He currently serves as the lead pastor at Mountain West Church in Atlanta. Mr. Huggins is in the process of completing a Doctor of Ministry in biblical preaching, has a master’s degree in homiletics, and an undergrad degree in pastoral leadership. He is married to Tiana Huggins and has two sons, Maurice III and Maverick.

Convocation will be held in the Conn Center, with overflow space and social distancing options available. All evening services will start at 7:30 p.m., and Tuesday morning’s service begins at 10:45 a.m.

The university encourages all students to attend, and guests are welcome to join in person or via live stream at leeu.live/.

For more information about convocation and other chapel events, visit leeuniversity.edu/events/ or contact the Campus Ministry office at 614-8420.


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