Speaker Gary Permenter To Address Chapel Students

Feb. 18, 2005

by Haley L. Wright

Gary Permenter, from Columbus, Miss., will speak to Baylor University students during Chapel services at 10 and 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21, in Waco Hall. According to his web site, "Gary uses his sense of humor and quick wit to make instant connections with people of all ages and backgrounds."

Permenter's education includes a BA in communication management from Mississippi State University and master of divinity and doctor of ministry degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as minister of education & students at Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Columbus, before founding Gary Permenter Ministries in 1999. The ministry allows him to conduct revivals, retreats, conferences, and camps across the United States. In 2003, he traveled to more than 300 engagements.

Dr. Randall O'Brien, chair of the department of religion, said, "Gary Permenter delivers a Word for our world. He stands in the written Word, walks in the living Word, and energetically reaches out to us with the preached Word. Simply put, Gary calls us to Christ. I love the guy!"

For more information on Chapel, contact the Office of University Ministries at 710-3517. Chapel can be viewed live at www.baylor.edu/um . For more information on Gary Permenter Ministries, visit his web site at www.garypermenter.org/index.html .

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