Wintley Phipps To Speak At Baylor Chapel On Feb. 12

Feb. 6, 2003

by Phallan Davis, Student Newswriter

Inspirational singer and recording artist Wintley Phipps will speak to Baylor University students during Chapel at 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Waco Hall.

Born in Trinidad, Phipps received a bachelor's degree in religion from Oakwood College in Huntsville, Ala., and his master's of divinity degree from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich. He serves as the pulpit pastor of the Seabrook Seventh Day Adventist Church in Seabrook, Md.

A two-time Grammy nominee, Phipps has performed before audiences across North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, Bermuda and the Caribbean. He has performed at the White House, the Vatican, and appeared as a special guest on the "Ophrah Winfrey Show" and "CBS Nightwatch." Phipps is the author of Power of a Dream and also founded two recording companies, Songs of Freedom and Coral Records. He also has served on boards for Religious Freedom and Prison Fellowship Ministries organizations.

In 1998 Phipps founded the U.S. Dream Academy, a nonprofit group that provides children of prisoners and those failing in schools with values-centered mentoring and academic and computer tutoring.

Chapel can be viewed live on the web at www.baylor.edu/um . For more information, contact the office of university ministries at 710-3517.

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