GWU Dimensions Program will feature Pastor from Shelby, N.C.

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Skip Allen From Hope Community Church Will Speak Nov. 28

By Katie Furr ’20, Intern for Communications

Skip Allen
Skip Allen

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Skip Allen, teaching pastor at Hope Community Church in Shelby, N.C. will be speaking at Gardner-Webb’s Dimensions program on Tuesday, Nov. 28. This event will be held at 9:25 a.m. in Stewart Hall of Tucker Student Center on GWU’s main campus and is free and open to the public.

Allen was born and raised in Shelby and received his degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Although he planned on going into the medical field, God had other plans. Now, his primary role at Hope Community Church is teaching on Sunday mornings.

“Skip has a heart for college students, as evidenced by the fact that several students recommended him as a speaker for the Dimensions program,” shared Dr. Tracy Jessup, vice president for Christian Life and Service and senior minister to the University.

Gardner-Webb’s Dimensions program seeks 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

For more information about Skip Allen, visit

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 10 days prior to the event. Please call 704-406-2155 or email

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