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Convocation to Begin Feb. 9

By Noah Gilmer

Lee University students, faculty, and staff will soon come together for a time of spiritual reflection during this semester’s Convocation. Services will begin on Sunday, Feb. 9, with a message from Lee University president Dr. Paul Conn and will conclude on Thursday, Feb. 13, with a performance by the Kingdom Players in the Conn Center.

“I look forward with great anticipation to what God is going to do,” said Rob Fultz, Lee’s campus pastor. “The expectation of God’s presence and power is substantial, and I believe Convocation will be a defining moment in the lives of our students.” On Monday evening, Lee will welcome Pastor Tony Stewart. Stewart is the senior pastor of citylife church, a 4000-member, multi-campus, multi-racial, multi-generational church that is in the Tampa Bay area. Citylife church has been named by Outreach Magazine and Lifeway Research as one of the fastest growing churches in America. In 2018, Stewart was recognized as one of the top 40 young “Kingdom voices” in the United States. He has also served as Chairman of the Executive Council of Eighteen for the Church of God.
Mo Isom
Mo Isom

Mo Isom, a New York Times bestselling author, will share in both Tuesday morning and evening services. Isom is a speaker, faith-based blogger, former All-American soccer goalkeeper, and the first woman to have trained with and try out for an SEC men’s football team. According to Isom, she uses her athletic endeavors and her experience overcoming personal tragedy to encourage and challenge audiences.
Mark Walker joins SOR
Dr. Mark Walker

On Wednesday night, Dr. Mark Walker will share the message. In addition to serving as a vice president at Lee, Walker is the chair of Lee’s Department of Christian Ministries. Prior to joining Lee’s administration, Walker served as the senior pastor of Mount Paran North in Marietta, Georgia, and was a member of the Lee University Board of Directors. He earned his doctorate in organizational leadership from Regent University School for Leadership Studies and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in counseling form Georgia State University.

Convocation will conclude on Thursday morning with Kingdom Players in the Conn Center and Dr. Ana Alves Shippey in the Dixon Center.
Kingdom Players
Kingdom Players

Kingdom Players is the university’s premier traveling drama team, directed by Michael DelBonis. The group travels throughout the year ministering at churches, youth groups, conferences, and youth camps presenting exciting, humorous, and dramatic skits based on the Bible. The skits cover a broad range of topics, including prayer, commitment to God, and unforgiveness.

Shippey joined Lee’s faculty in 2013, where she currently serves as an associate professor of political science. In addition to teaching, she helps to organize the Constitution Bowl and the yearly celebrations for International Women’s Day at Lee. Shippey often contributes to academic events that inform Lee University students and staff, local teachers, and the public in general on issues such as globalization, international law, immigration, and refugees.

Weeknight services begin at 7:30 p.m. and morning services at 10:40 a.m. Overflow seating will be available in the Dixon Center. Dixon Center services will have live worship, followed by a video feed of the sermon.

Lee encourages all students and guests to come out and participate in this semester’s Convocation. For those wishing to view online, live stream viewing will be available.

For more information about this and other chapel events, contact the Campus Ministry office at (423) 614-8420.
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