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Spring 2013 Convocation schedule announced

January 3, 2013 : Liberty University News Service

Every semester Liberty University welcomes prominent speakers from across the professional, political, and spiritual spectrum, making its thrice-weekly Convocation a unique, rewarding experience for students.

Recently, Liberty announced the next lineup of “Convo” headliners who will step onstage in the Spring 2013 semester. They include former governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, popular CBS Sports anchor James Brown, Christian hip-hop sensation LeCrae, and NFL player/Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow.

Liberty also hosts some of the most influential Christian speakers in the world, including pastors of some of the largest churches in the nation, authors, scholars, and leaders of charitable organizations. The Spring 2013 slate will include Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; Tony Nolan, an influential Christian communicator; Lysa TerKeurst, president of Proverbs 31 Ministries; Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas; and Emerson Eggerichs, founder and president of Love & Respect Ministries.

In addition, many of today’s great spiritual influencers are alumni and/or on staff at Liberty. This semester students and staff will hear from co-founder Elmer Towns, dean of the School of Religion and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary; Ben Gutierrez, administrative dean for undergraduate programs; Ed Hindson, dean of the Institute of Biblical Studies; and Tim Lee, evangelist and Board of Trustees member. Also scheduled to speak this spring are Jonathan Falwell, son of Liberty founder Dr. Jerry Falwell, Sr. and executive pastor of nearby Thomas Road Baptist Church and Liberty’s first graduate, Vernon Brewer, president of World Help.

After an exciting Convocation lineup last fall — in which the university had its largest Convocation audience to date for television personality and real estate mogul Donald Trump — members of the Liberty family are anticipating the next chapter of Liberty history.

Convocation Schedule // Spring 2013

This schedule is tentative and subject to change. For questions concerning Convocation, please contact Spiritual Programs at (434) 592-6510.

1/16 (W) // Elmer Towns: Co-Founder & dean of the Seminary and School of Religion

1/18 (F) // Mark Batterson: Lead pastor of National Community Church; author of The Circle Maker

1/21 (M) // Franklin Graham: President & CEO of Samaritan's Purse & Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

1/23 (W) // Clayton King (Spiritual Emphasis): President, Crossroads Worldwide

1/25 (F) // Clayton King (Spiritual Emphasis): President, Crossroads Worldwide

1/28 (M) // Gov. Mike Huckabee: Former Arkansas Governor; television and radio host

1/30 (W) // Miles McPherson: Senior pastor of the Rock Church San Diego; former NFL player

2/01 (F) // Bobby Gruenewald: Pastor & innovation leader at LifeChurch; creator of YouVersion

2/04 (M) // Michael Hyatt: Former chairman & CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers; New York Times bestselling author


2/08 (F) // Robert Smith Jr.: Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School

2/11 (M) // Joanna Saxton: Director at 3DM; author

2/13 (W) // Vernon Brewer: Liberty alumnus; founder and president of World Help

2/15 (F) // Libby Little: Recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom; humanitarian


2/20 (W) // Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott: Christian relationship counselors; bestselling authors

2/22 (F) // Clayton King (CFAW): President, Crossroads Worldwide

2/25 (M) // Lysa TerKeurst: President of Proverbs 31 Ministries; New York Times bestselling author

2/27 (W) // To Be Announced

3/01 (F) // To Be Announced


3/06 (W) // Tim Lee: Evangelist; Liberty Board of Trustees member

3/08 (F) // Tim Tebow: NFL quarterback; Heisman Trophy winner

3/11 (M) // SPRING BREAK

3/13 (W) // SPRING BREAK

3/15 (F) // SPRING BREAK


3/20 (W) // Judah Smith: Lead pastor of The City Church in Seattle, Wash.

3/22 (F) // LeCrae: Christian hip-hop artist

3/25 (M) // James Brown: Host of NFL Today on CBS; one of America's most loved sportscasters

3/27 (W) // Jonathan Falwell: Senior pastor, Thomas Road Baptist Church

3/29 (F) // Kay Arthur: Founder of Precept Ministries International; Bible teacher and prolific author


4/03 (W) // Emerson Eggerichs: Founder & President of Love and Respect Ministries; author "Love and Respect"

4/05 (F) // Joy Eggerichs: Director of Love and Respect NOW

4/08 (M) // Ken Coleman: Alumnus; radio host; author of "One Question"


4/12 (F) // Clayton King (CFAW): President, Crossroads Worldwide

4/15 (M) // Ed Hindson: Dean, Institute of Biblical Studies; distinguished professor of Biblical Studies

4/17 (W) // Jack Graham: Pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas

4/19 (F) // To Be Announced

4/22 (M) // Tony Nolan: One of America's most influential Christian communicators

4/24 (W) // Ben Gutierrez: Administrative dean for Undergraduate Programs; professor


4/29 (M) // Jeff Bethke (Prayer & Praise): YouTube sensation; Christian author & poet

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