Youth Minister to Speak at Gardner-Webb’s Dimensions Programs

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United Methodist Church Deacon John Isley to Visit Campus Jan. 27 and 29

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. — The Dimensions program at Gardner-Webb University announces its next guest speaker for the 2014-2015 academic year. Youth minister John Isley will share his experiences on Tuesday, Jan. 27 and also Thursday, Jan. 29 at 9:25 a.m. in the Paul Porter Arena, located inside the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center (LYCC). The event is free and open to the public.

Isley is the assistant director of the United Methodist Camp Tekoa staff in Hendersonville, N.C. He has spent more than 10 years in youth ministry at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Waxhaw, N.C., and First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville. He also served on the Tekoa summer camp staff in 1999 and 2000 as a resource for backpacking and rock-climbing.

Isley graduated from Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C., with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and Studio Art. He also has a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Mass., and is a commissioned Deacon in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University provides exceptional educational opportunities within a Christian environment, preparing students to think critically, to succeed professionally, and to serve faithfully as members of their local and global communities.