Baylor Chapel Announces List of Guests for the Spring Semester

Jan. 20, 2016

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WACO, Texas (Jan. 20, 2016) – Baylor University Chapel, a time-honored tradition, takes place at 9:05 a.m., 10:10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in Waco Hall. The Department of Spiritual Life hosts artists, speakers and influencers each semester.

“Chapel is a time to remember God and give thanks, to pray for one another, to confess and commit to the faith that binds us and to receive again the grace of God,” said Baylor University Chaplain Burt Burleson, Ph.D.

Special guests this semester include:

Jeanne Bishop, prominent advocate for gun violence prevention and the role of faith in the debate of the death penalty. She is the author of the book “Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with My Sister’s Killer.”

Kevin Twit, founder of Incredible Grace Music. Twit works with his students at Belmont University to reset old hymn texts to new music and has recorded eight CDs and made a documentary film.

Ted Swartz, playwright and actor focused on coupling theater and seminary education. Swartz has discovered that when humor and the biblical story intersect, we often find different interpretations of scripture.

The Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, pastor, Civil Right leader, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and close friend of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Other guests include:

• Hugh Evans, founder of Oaktree Foundation, a movement to inspire young people to work against poverty

• Claire Holley, singer-songwriter

• Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir

• Kent McKeever, director of legal services at Mission Waco

• Baylor Religious Hour Choir

• Beverly Gooden, domestic violence survivor, speaker, victims’ rights activist, and creator of social media movement #WhyIStayed

• Jim Gash, director of the Global Justice Program and professor of law at Pepperdine School of Law

• Vincent Asamoah, from Shoot 4 Life Ministries, who works with the youth of Ghana

• Suzanne Stabile, master teacher of the Enneagram personality test and founder of Life in the Trinity Ministry

• Georgia Festival Chorus

• Baylor Men’s Choir

• Baylor Women’s Choir

Waco Hall is located at 624 Speight Ave.

Those unable to join in person can log on to to watch.

To view a complete calendar or receive more information about chapel services, contact Baylor Spiritual Life at 254-710-3517 or email Spiritual Life

by Bethany Harper, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 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 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

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