Gardner-Webb Professor to Speak at University’s Dimensions Program

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Dr. Eddie Stepp to Share Message with GWU Community on Feb. 9

By Brooke Kelly, GWU Communications Intern

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Dr. Eddie Stepp, professor of religious studies and philosophy at Gardner-Webb, will speak at the University’s Dimensions program on Feb. 9. The event is free and open to the public. Beginning at 9:25 a.m. in the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center (LYCC), Stepp will share on the topic of “Growing Up in the Land of Never.”

“What do you do with someone who never wants to grow up?” Stepp offers as a preview. “How do you help the lover of the present see the value of the past and the inevitability of the future?”

Since coming to Gardner-Webb in 2003, Stepp has taught many religion classes including Old Testament Survey, Spiritual Formation, Introduction to Christian History, American Christianity and Global Christianity. He has also provided leadership of the GWU Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy.

“Dr. Stepp represents what should be characteristic of every faculty member at a Christian university like Gardner-Webb University,” shares Dr. Tracy Jessup, GWU Vice President for Christian Life & Service and Senior Minister to the University. “He is concerned with the holistic growth of our students as they learn what it means to love God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength and their neighbor as themselves.”

Gardner-Webb’s Dimensions program aims to enhance the spiritual, intellectual and cultural life at the University and to promote a sense of community. More information is available by calling the GWU Office of Christian Life & Service at 704-406-4277 or visiting

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).