University of Mobile announces Fall 2016 Chapel Schedule

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Pastor and Author Tony Merida speaking to UM students at chapel in October, 2015.

University of Mobile announces Fall 2016 Chapel Schedule

Speakers include authors, seminary profs, pastors, faculty

MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile will bring authors, seminary professors, area pastors, faculty and staff to campus for weekly Chapel during fall semester 2016.

The Chapel schedule is online at The Chapel program has been expanded from monthly to weekly, and undergraduates are required to attend at least 10 Chapel services each semester. Chapel is held at 11a.m. and 12 noon in Ram Hall.

For information, contact Chase Alford, director of university ministries, at 251.442.2202 or

Chapel dates and speakers for 2016 are:

• Aug. 24 – Dr. Tim Smith, president of University of Mobile.
• Aug. 31 – Neal Ledbetter, vice president for student life and instructor of Christian studies at University of Mobile.
• Sept. 7 – Dr. Bruce Ashford, provost and professor of theology and culture at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; author of “Every Square Inch: An Introduction to Cultural Engagement for Christians” and “One Nation Under God: A Christian Hope for American Politics.”
• Sept. 14 – Dr. Miguel Echevarria, assistant professor of Christian studies at University of Mobile.
• Sept. 21 – Ed Litton, senior pastor of Redemption Church in Saraland, AL.
• Sept. 28 – Kevin Wilburn, vice president for advancement at University of Mobile, UM alumnus.
• Oct. 12 – Brett Burleson, lead pastor of Dayspring Baptist Church in Mobile, AL and a University of Mobile alumnus.
• Oct. 19 – Jeremy Burrage, lead pastor of Captsone Church in Tuscaloosa, AL and a University of Mobile alumnus.
• Oct. 26 – Tony Merida, lead pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, NC; associate professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; and author of multiple books including “Orphanology and Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down.”
• Nov. 2 and Nov. 9 – Kyle Beshears, teaching pastor at The People of Mars Hill in Mobile, AL; adjunct professor of Christian studies at University of Mobile; and author of “Robot Jesus and Three Other Jesuses You Never Knew.”
• Nov. 16 – Dr. Robert Smith, Charles T. Carter Baptist Chair of Christian Preaching at Beeson Divinity School and author of “Doctrine that Dances: Bringing Doctrinal Preaching and Teaching to Life,” which was selected as the winner of the 2008 Preaching Book of the Year Award by Preaching magazine, and the 2009 Preaching Book of the Year Award by Christianity Today’s
• Nov. 30 – Dr. Jarvis J. Williams, associate professor of New Testament interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and author of “One New Man: The Cross and Racial Reconciliation in Pauline Theology.”
• Dec. 7 – Chase Alford, director of university ministries at University of Mobile, and a UM alumnus.

University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

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