Baylor Welcomes Fall Chapel Speakers

Aug. 24, 2012

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WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2012) - From Day One of Baylor's existence, chapel has been a part of the lives of students and faculty. Chapel not only offers an opportunity to escape from the typical classroom setting, but it stimulates fellowship through worship and theological learning within the Baylor community.

This semester, the Spiritual Life Center is presenting an array of performers, musicians, professors and other artists including Jimmy Dorrell, Tim Mckenzie, Lai Ling Ngan and many more.

Jimmy Dorrell is the executive director of Mission Waco and pastor of Church Under the Bridge. Dorrell also serves as a part-time professor at Baylor.

Tim Mckenzie is the president and founder of On Every Word, a nonprofit ministry that combines the spoken Word with multimedia to share the word of God. Mckenzie is also an Ironmen Bible Study teacher at Second Baptist Church in Houston.

Lian Ling Ngan teaches Old Testament courses in the area of Christian Scriptures and Biblical Hebrew at George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Other speakers this semester include:

• Chris Seay and Scot Erickson will speak on behalf of Compassion International. Compassion is a Christian child advocacy ministry equipping impoverished children with the Word of God.

• Dr. Amy Sherman directs the Center of Faith in Communities at the Sagamore Institute and is a Senior Fellow with the Institute for the Studies of Religion at Baylor University.

• Andy Gullahorn, singer, songwriter and guitar player has recorded a number of CDs, his latest titled "The Law of Gravity."

• Micah Bournes, a spoken word artist and graduate of Moody Bible Institute, uses poetry as a medium to share the gospel.

• Ken Medema is a blind composer, pianist, recording artist and worship leader. Medema began his work at age 5 and continues to worship the Lord through song at age 70.

• Isaac Wardell is the creative director and founder of Bifrost Arts and the director of worship at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Va.

• Suzanne Stabile is the co-founder of Life in the Trinity Ministry and the Micah Center in Dallas.

• Baylor Men's Choir is an auditioned group of male musicians. The choir dates back to Fall 1895 and has served since then as an important part of the university's music program.

• Wes Cunningham is a Baylor graduate who starred in the film Sironia.

• Keith Cooper, composer, arranger, music theorist, producer and author is one of the most exceptional acoustic guitarists on the music scene.

Chapel meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:05, 10:10 & 11:15 a.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave.

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

by Rebecca Malzahn , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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