GWU Program to Feature Evangelist Clayton King

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’95 GWU Alumnus to Speak at Dimensions on Feb. 23

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Evangelist and Gardner-Webb alumnus Clayton King (’95) will return to GWU to share an inspiring message during the University’s Dimensions program on Feb. 23. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 9:25 a.m. in Paul Porter Arena, inside the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center (LYCC).

King began preaching in 1987 at the age of 14 when he sensed a call from the Lord to be an evangelist. In 1995, he started the Crossroads non-profit ministry organization. Since then he has traveled to 45 states and 38 countries to preach the Gospel at churches, university campuses and a variety of other locations.

“Clayton is ‘not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes’” Dr. Tracy Jessup, vice president of Christian Life and Service and senior minister to the University, offered in reference to Romans 1:16. “He is one speaker I try to schedule annually for our Dimensions program because he relates so well with our students.”

Through Crossroads and other programs, King’s ministry offers summer camps, student conferences, and leadership and coaching networks. He and his wife Sharie often collaborate on ministry initiatives. In 2015, their “True Love Project,” which explores links between the Gospel and sexual purity, was awarded as Christian Retailing’s Best Young Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year.

For more information about his ministries, visit

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

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 10 days prior to event. Please call 704-406-4253 or email

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).