HPU Features Pastor Of Ebenezer Baptist Church For Annual Martin Luther King Day Service


HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 19, 2009 – The High Point University community honored the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during its annual Martin Luther King Day worship service on Jan. 19 with a special guest speaker – the Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock.

Warnock, a native of Savannah, Ga., who serves as senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the spiritual home of King, delivered a message of hope, inspiration and peace.

The service also featured music by the High Point University Genesis Gospel Choir and special guest soprano Dr. Louise Toppin, professor of voice at East Carolina University.

More than 450 guests attended the service, which was also broadcast live via a television feed in the chapel fellowship hall as well as online.

An encore presentation of the service is now available online at

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at

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