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


MLK Day Speaker Archives

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 welcomed 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.
2021- Rev. Dr. Jonathan Lee Walton-View Service

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2020 – Rev. Michael Walrond

2019 - Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III
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2018 - Bishop Vashti McKenzie
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2017 – Bishop Jonathan Holston
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2016 – Rev. Prince Rivers

2015, 2009 – Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock
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2014 – Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman
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2013 – Dr. Clifford Jones

2012 – Rev. Tyrone Gordon

2011 – Dr. Charles Adams

2010 – Rev. Dr. H.
Beecher Hicks, Jr.

2008 – Rev. Dr. John Kinney

2007 – Rev. Dr. James Forbes

2006 - Ms Wanda Stark

2003 – Rev. Arnetta Beverly