Chapel & Religious Life

Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Service

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Martin Luther King, Jr

Every year on the wintry Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a fire is kindled on High Point University’s campus. The Hayworth Chapel hosts a Martin Luther King, Jr. Service to honor the life and work of the late social activist and preacher. The service hosts a noted speaker, gospel choir, special musical direction by Dr. Louise Toppin, Chair of the Voice Department at UNC-Chapel Hill, and is paired with service community service projects throughout the day that are in the spirit of the “Beloved Kingdom” for which King strove.

MLK Day Speaker Archives

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2014 – Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman  2013 – Dr. Clifford Jones 2012 – Rev. Tyrone Gordon

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2011 – Dr. Charles Adams 2010 – Rev. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr.  2009 – Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock

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 2008 – Rev. Dr. John Kinney  2007 – Rev. Dr. James Forbes  2003 – Rev. Arnetta Beverly

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Worship services at High Point University are held Wednesday evenings, 5:30-6:15 p.m in Hayworth Chapel.

Shannon Lefever
Manager of Chapel Programs

Phone: 336-841-9132