Gardner-Webb Worship Events to Feature Alumnus

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Brian Burgess to Offer Messages During Celebration Week Programs

Brian Burgess

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—A minister, discipleship leader and Gardner-Webb alumnus will be the featured speaker for several upcoming services during GWU’s annual Celebration Week, a time that unites the University community through a variety of worship opportunities. The events are free and open to the public.

Brian Burgess, youth and outreach minister at Western Avenue Baptist Church in Statesville (N.C.), will be featured at Dimensions services on Jan. 26 and 28, both at 9:25 a.m. in the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center (LYCC) on campus. Burgess earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Studies at Gardner-Webb. He regularly speaks at colleges, churches and summer camps about discipleship, overcoming adversity and boldly living the Gospel.

Burgess will also speak at 8 p.m. services on Jan. 26 and 28 in the Tucker Student Center. In addition to his messages, Gardner-Webb’s Celebration Week will include the following opportunities for glorifying God with other members of the University community at 8 p.m. each night.

  • Jan. 25 – GWU alumnus Adam Velez will lead an outdoor acoustic worship and devotional service on the patio behind the Tucker Student Center.
  • Jan. 27 – Gardner-Webb students will share their testimonies in the Tucker Student Center.
  • Jan. 29 – A worship service in Dover Chapel will conclude the week.

For more information about Celebration Week and Dimensions, contact the GWU Office of Christian Life & Service at 704-406-4277.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 704-406-4253 or email with your request.

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).