Dimensions Schedule

Dimensions will be held in Stewart Hall, Tucker Student Center, from 9:25 - 10:15 a.m., unless otherwise noted.


August 28 – Fall Academic Convocation

A. Frank Bonner, presiding
(Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center)

August 30 – President’s Address

Dr. Frank Bonner, president of Gardner-Webb University since 2005, will address the student body.

September 4 – Donnie Thurman

A graduate of Gardner-Webb, Donnie is the Volunteer Service Manager at Holy Angels, Inc. in Belmont, NC and Assistant Pastor and Youth Minister at Palmer Grove Baptist Church in Kingstown, NC. Visit Donnie Thurman's website.

September 11 – Chuck Burch

A graduate of Gardner-Webb where he was a member of the Runnin’ Bulldog Football Team, Mr. Burch serves as the Vice President for Athletics.

September 18 – Rusty Stroupe

Rusty Stroupe is the head baseball coach at Gardner-Webb University.

September 25 - Missions Emphasis and Introduction to Campus Ministries United (CMU)

Share in the experience of GWU students and faculty/staff leaders who participated in mission trips sponsored by the Office of Christian Life and Service during the 2017-18 academic year and learn about upcoming mission trips.

September 27 - Constitution Convocation, Student Government Association Introductions, Introduction to Camp WinShape

October 2 – Jonathon Scott

An alumnus of Gardner-Webb, Jonathan currently serves as the pastor of the South Park Campus of Forest Hill Church in Charlotte.

October 9 – Jenny and Tyler

Jenny and Tyler are an acoustic folk-pop, contemporary Christian duo whose live performances strike a rare balance of intimacy and intensity. They share their songs, their stories, and their lives with candor that captivates, inspires, and transcends age and cultural divides.

October 16 – Jen and Linda Barrick

On November 5, 2006, while driving home from church, the Barrick family was struck head-on by a drunk driver. Andy, Linda, 15-year-old Jen, and 11 year-old Josh sustained life-threatening injuries. All four were rushed to different hospitals. Jen was not expected to live through the night, but God miraculously intervened.

October 30 – Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor serves as the Director of UK-USA Ministries and Tees Valley Youth for Christ. He also serves as the lead Pastor of The Vine Church Teesside. Prior to living and serving in England, Mike was a Youth Pastor in the United States for 31 years.

November 6 – Jonathan Lotz

Jonathan Lotz directs Jonathan Lotz Ministries. He comes from one of the world’s most well-known Christian families and is the grandson of the late evangelist Billy Graham and the son of Anne Graham Lotz.

November 13 – Zach Dickson

Zach loves seeing people restored through God’s grace in their life. His honest teaching and real life stories connect with people’s hearts and allow him to offer hope in difficult seasons.

November 20 – Brian Arnold

University Thanksgiving Service
A two-time graduate of Gardner-Webb, Brian serves as the Director of Student Activities, Campus Recreation, and New Student Orientation.

November 27 – Debbie Presnell

A graduate of Gardner-Webb, Debbie is a published author, national speaker and workshop presenter, co-founder of Shine! Ministries, and a partner in the Polished Conference.

December 4 – Anna Sieges-Beal

University Advent Service
A graduate of Gardner-Webb, Dr. Sieges serves as an assistant professor in the department of religious studies and philosophy.



Additional Programs for Dimensions Credit

  • October 1 – The Art of Wellness
    Kevin Hines
    7:00 p.m. - Tucker Student Center

  • October 8 – For Freedom: A Conversation about Partnering with the International Justice Mission
    Jenny and Tyler
    7:00 p.m. - Tucker Student Center

  • November 12 – Poverty Simulation
    3:00 p.m. Tucker Student Center