HPU to Feature Charlotte Minister for Annual MLK Service


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HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 8, 2013 – High Point University will host the annual service celebrating the life and work of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 11 a.m. on Jan. 21 in the Hayworth Chapel. No classes will be held that day, and the service will be streamed live via Internet. It is open to the public.

The service will feature an inspirational message from the Rev. Dr. Clifford A. Jones Sr., senior minister of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C. The title of his sermon will be “The Scroll of the 21st Century.”

Jones, who has led the church since 1983, received a Bachelor of Science from Maryland State College, a Master of Divinity and Master of Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., and a Doctor of Ministry from the Boston School of Theology in Boston. He also studied at Regents Park College in Oxford, England and Baptist Theological Seminary, in Ruschlikon, Switzerland. He has authored many books and articles, and currently serves in many capacities on many boards in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

Music will be provided by Dr. Louise Toppin, soprano, and the Genesis Gospel Choir. Toppin is an international performer and has received critical acclaim for her operatic, orchestral and oratorio performances in the United States, Czech Republic, Sweden, England and Spain. In addition to her performance schedule, Toppin is a professor and chair of the Voice Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and serves as the artistic director and president of the arts organization VIDEMUS.

Parking for community members will be available behind Congdon Hall. Please enter campus at University Avenue from Montlieu Avenue.


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