Chapel & Religious Life
Chapel & Religious Life
Weekly Chapel
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel
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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

2013 – Dr. Clifford Jones 

Press Release

2012 – Rev. Tyrone Gordon

2011 – Dr. Charles Adams

2010 – Rev. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr. 

2009 – Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock

2008 – Rev. Dr. John Kinney

2007 – Rev. Dr. James Forbes

2003 – Rev. Arnetta Beverly


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
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