Dimensions Speaker to Focus on Martin Luther King’s Legacy

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Author and Pastor Dr. Clifford Jones, Sr. to Share Message at GWU on Jan. 20

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – The Dimensions program at Gardner-Webb University announces its next guest for the 2014-2015 academic year. Dr. Clifford Jones, Sr. will be discussing Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy on Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 9:25 a.m. in the Paul Porter Arena, located inside the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center (LYCC). This event is free and open to the public.

Jones has served as the senior minister of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte since 1983. He also is a published author and former president of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

“Since January 1999, the Dimensions program at Gardner-Webb University has honored the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by designating the Tuesday program following the MLK holiday as the ‘Martin Luther King, Jr. Service,’” shared Dr. Tracy Jessup, vice president of the Office of Christian Life and Service and senior minister to the University. “We are honored this year to have such a notable pastor, published author, and denominational leader as Dr. Jones to be our featured speaker.”

Jones and his church formed a partnership with the Winterveldt School in Mabopane, South Africa, and has assisted in the construction of a fully-equipped Christian educational center for grades kindergarten through high school. He has also organized and led numerous medical and religious mission teams to Jamaica, Africa, Guyana and South America to help children and families struggling in poverty.

Jones’ work has been published in several books including “From Proclamation To Practice: A Unique African American Approach To Stewardship,” “Consuming Passion: Christianity and the Consumer Culture,” “From Brother to Brother,” “Becoming and Practicing What It Means To Be A Christian,” “The Star Book of Stewardship,” and “How Can I Find God?” For more information about the project visit friendshipcharlotte.org.

Gardner-Webb University’s Dimensions programs are free and open to the public. The goal of Dimensions is to enhance the spiritual, intellectual and cultural life at the University and also to promote a sense of community. Dimensions programs are held on Tuesday at 9:25 a.m. in the LYCC. More information is available by calling 704-406-4277.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University is home to more than 4,300 students from 37 states and 21 foreign countries. Founded in 1905, Gardner-Webb provides exceptional educational opportunities within a Christian environment.