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

All are welcome to watch the worship service through the “stream service live” button below. Because of Covid-19 restrictions, this service will be prerecorded and streamed. A Q/A panel will follow the worship service at NOON (link below).

For Faculty, Staff, and Students: Like weekly Chapel, we will be offering Breakout Groups with limited seating for the HPU community (faculty, staff, and students) to watch the service together. Please RSVP to a location through the registration link below.


STREAM SERVICE LIVEStudents, Faculty, Staff Service Registration


2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Worship Service
11 am Monday, January 18

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Worship Service at High Point University brings the most influential preachers in the world to commemorate and celebrate Dr. King’s memory and legacy. It is a unique worship experience that testifies to what a values-based, liberal arts education does: inspiring intellectual growth in service of a transformed world shaped by justice and compassion.

High Point University welcomes Rev. Dr. Jonathan Lee Walton, Dean of Wake Forest University School of Divinity. Dean Walton is the author of Watch This! The Ethics and Aesthetics of Black Televangelism (NYU Press, 2009) and A Lens of Love: Reading the Bible in Its World for Our World (Westminster John Knox Press, 2018), which blends his work from the pulpit and classroom. A Lens of Love explores the Bible from the perspective of the most vulnerable and violated characters toward developing a Christian social ethic of radical inclusion and human affirmation.


MLK Day Speaker Archives

2020 – Rev. Michael Walrond 2019 - Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III2018 - Bishop Vashti McKenzie
2017 – Bishop Jonathan Holston 2016 – Rev. Prince Rivers2015, 2009 – Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock
2014 – Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman2013 – Dr. Clifford Jones2012 – Rev. Tyrone Gordon
2011 – Dr. Charles Adams 2010 – Rev. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr. 2008 – Rev. Dr. John Kinney
2007 – Rev. Dr. James Forbes2006 - Ms Wanda Stark2003 – Rev. Arnetta Beverly