Convocation schedule Fall 2013

September 20, 2013

Liberty University Convocation, North America’s largest weekly gathering of Christian young people, is held three times a week in the Vines Center. Students hear from prominent speakers of national and global significance from a variety of professions — ministry, business, sports, entertainment, medicine, and more. Convocation speakers challenge, motivate, and inspire students as they share their stories.  Many Convocations can be viewed live on the Liberty Channel or online, as part of Liberty University Online Communities ( Past events can be viewed at or on Liberty’s YouTube channel.
This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Visit for the most up-to-date schedule.
8/21 – Clayton King: (Spiritual Emphasis Week) President, Crossroads Worldwide
8/23 – Clayton King: (Spiritual Emphasis Week) President, Crossroads Worldwide
8/26 – Vernon Brewer: Liberty Alumnus; Founder and President of World Help
8/28 – Elmer Towns: Co-founder, Liberty University
8/30 – Tom Mullins: Founding Pastor of Christ Fellowship; President of EQUIP
9/2 – Alternative Convocations*
9/4 – Ben Gutierrez: Administrative Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Liberty University
9/6 – Derwin Gray: Founder and Pastor, Transformation Church; Author of “Limitless Life”
9/9 – David Ring: One of America’s Most Prominent Preachers; Author of “Just As I Am”
9/11 – Michael Youssef: Pastor, The Church of the Apostles; President, Leading the Way
9/13 – Bobby Bowden: All-time Winningest NCAA FBS Coach, Florida State
9/16 – John Piper: (Global Focus Week) Founder,; Chancellor, Bethlehem College & Seminary; Author and Pastor
– Naghmeh Abedini: Wife of Iranian-American Pastor Saeed Abedini Imprisoned in Iran
9/18 – Bob Creson: (Global Focus Week) President and CEO, Wycliffe Bible Translators
9/20 – Alternative Convocations*
9/23 – Kirk Cameron: TV and Film Actor; Producer of “Unstoppable”
– Dr. Peter Williams: Warden and CEO of Tyndale House
9/25 – Phil Cooke: President, Cooke Pictures; Speaker and Author
9/27 – Willie Robertson: (College For A Weekend) CEO of Duck Commander; Star of A&E’s
“Duck Dynasty”
– Crowder: (Special Music) Christian Band
9/30 – Pattie Mallette: Bestselling Author and Speaker; Mother of Justin Bieber
10/2 – Alternative Convocations*
10/7 – Jeff Bethke: Author of “Jesus>Religion;” Poet and YouTube Sensation
10/9 – Pete Wilson: Founder and Senior Pastor, Cross Point Church
10/11 – Bobby Gruenwald: Innovation Leader, LifeChurch; Creator of YouVersion
10/14 – Dr. Ed Hindson: Dean of Institute of Biblical Studies & Distinguished Professor of Religion, Liberty University
10/16 – Bethany Hamilton: Professional Surfer; Inspiration for the Movie “Soul Surfer”
10/18 – TBA
10/21 – Ron Luce: President and Founder, Teen Mania Ministries
10/23 – Mark Batterson: Pastor, National Community Church; Author of “The Circle Maker”
10/25 – Alternative Convocations*
10/28 – TBA
10/30 – Jon Acuff: Bestselling Author and Speaker
11/1 – Dr. Bruce Wilkinson: Bestselling Author and Speaker
11/4 – Rachel Cruze: Speaker and Financial Expert; Daughter of Dave Ramsey
11/6 – Capt. Gerald Coffee: (Military Emphasis Week) Decorated U.S. Air Force Pilot; Former Prisoner of War
11/8 – Clayton King: (College For A Weekend) President, Crossroads Worldwide
11/11 – Ed Stetzer: Liberty Alumnus; President, LifeWay Research; Author and Speaker
11/13 – Rafael Cruz: Pastor; Political Activist; Father of Texas Senator Ted Cruz
11/15 – Bob Coy: Founder and Pastor, Calvary Chapel of Ft. Lauderdale
11/18 – Alternative Convocations*
11/20 – Jonathan Falwell: Senior Pastor, Thomas Road Baptist Church
11/22 – TBA
12/2 – Eric Mason: Pastor, Epiphany Fellowship; Author of “Manhood Restored”
12/5 – Christmas Convocation
*Schools within the university will host their own Convocations

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