Spring Convocation to begin Sunday 

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Lee University’s Convocation will begin on Sunday, Jan. 28, and end on Wednesday, Jan 31. This is a special time for the entire university to come together in worship, prayer, and spiritual reflection, and all are welcome to attend. 

The theme for Convocation is “Courageous,” based on the verse Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” 

“I am looking forward to this semester’s Convocation services,” said Dr. Brad Moffett, vice president for university relations at Lee. “Our lineup of speakers will deliver messages that are from God’s heart to our community, as well as dynamic and meaningful.”

Dr. Mark Walker

Lee University President Dr. Mark Walker will kick off the series of services this Sunday night. Prior to becoming president of Lee in Fall 2020, Walker served as vice president of Ministerial Development, chair of Department of Christian Ministries, and a member of Lee’s Board of Directors. Prior to Lee, Walker served as the senior pastor of Mount Paran North Church of God, and he has been a frequent speaker for Convocation throughout the years.  

Jeremy Isaacs

On Monday night, Lee alum Jeremy Isaacs will speak. He is the lead pastor of Generations Church in Canton, Georgia. Prior to this position, Isaacs was campus pastor of Canton Church for five years at Mount Paran North before the church became autonomous as Generations Church. Isaacs co-authored a book with his brother, Jason Isaacs, titled “Toxic Soul: A Pastor’s Guide to Leading Without Losing Heart.” After completing his undergraduate degree in Christian studies and youth ministry at Lee, Jeremy went on to receive his Master of Arts in theological studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Hugh Nelson
Dr. Hugh Nelson

Bishop Dr. R. C. Hugh Nelson, senior pastor of Brooklyn New York’s Church of God of East Flatbush, will share the message Tuesday evening. Nelson also serves as President for Hope Center Development Corporation Inc. and is a member of the New York State Church of God Executive Council. In recognition of Nelson’s outstanding contribution to community development and transformation, he was presented the New York United Hospital Fund Distinguished Trustee Award in 2009 and The Brookdale Hospital Medal and Plaque in 2011. 

Nelson earned his Doctorate in Ministry at the New York Theological Seminary and his Master of Divinity at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary.

Christy Sawyer
Christy Sawyer

Convocation will close out with Christy Sawyer on Wednesday night. While living in Fort Myers, Florida, Sawyer established “River Dwellers,” a weekly event where more than 100 women meet to worship, hear the Word, and spend time discussing life applications in small groups. She is married to Pastor Jonathan Sawyer, and they serve in full-time ministry at North Cleveland Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee, where he is the worship pastor. 


Weeknight Convocation services begin at 7:30. Each service will open with worship and praise songs led by LeeU Worship. 

The university encourages all students and guests to come out and participate in this semester’s Convocation. For those wishing to view online, services will be available for livestream viewing at and on Facebook. Livestream viewing will also be available to students in the Dixon Center for the Monday and Tuesday evening services. 

For more information about Convocation or other chapel events, contact the Campus Ministries office at (423) 614-8420. 

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