Dimensions Schedule

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


January 15 - Jonathan Merritt

Jonathan Merritt is an award-winning writer on religion, culture, and politics. He currently serves as a contributing, writer for The Atlantic, contributing editor for The Week, and previously was a senior columnist for Religion News Service. Visit Jonathan Merritt's website.

January 22 - Ron Bobo, Sr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Service

The Reverend Dr. Ronald L. Bobo, Sr. is the pastor of the West Side Missionary Baptist Church in Saint Louis, MO. He currently is active with the parent body of the Baptist World Alliance, giving leadership on global issues in the church.  Visit the West Side Missionary Baptist Church's website.

January 29 & 31 - Chris "Checkerz" Williams

Celebration Week

Chris is the pastor of the New Life Church in Baton Rouge, LA, a church he and his wife were called by God to plant in 2017. Prior to that, he attended Gardner-Webb University before moving to New Orleans to continue his education and serve as pastor of Celebration Church, which during his tenure became the most ethnically diverse congregation in St. John the Baptist Parish. Visit the Renewal Church's website.

February 5 - Erskin Anavitarte

Erskin is a singer-songwriter, diversity spokesperson, and adoption advocate. He has a unique musical style, which creatively blends gospel and hip-hop with modern contemporary worship.  Visit Erskin Anavitarte's website.

February 12 - Leonzo Lynch

Dr. Lynch has served as pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC since 1997. A noted national revivalist, speaker, and lecturer, he recently was elected as the President of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.  Visit the Ebenezer Baptist Church's website.

February 19 - Corie and Matt Weathers

Corie is a professional counselor, wife and mother of two boys. She was selected as the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year after being nominated by her husband, Maj. Matthew Weathers, a chaplain in the U.S. Army who has deployed to Afghanistan twice. Both Corie and Matt are graduates of Gardner-Webb University.

February 26 - Boz Tchividjian

Boz Tchividjian worked in Florida for seven years as a Sexual Crimes Division Chief Prosecutor. A grandson of Billy Graham, he went on to found GRACE, an organization dedicated to confronting child abuse in the church and Christian organizations.  Visit GRACE's website.

March 5 - Sharie King

Sharie is passionate about seeing people fully become who God has made them to be. Her fun and energetic communication style allows her to relate well to many audiences. She enjoys speaking at women's events, colleges, and to students about overcoming fear, God's grace, and healthy relationships. Visit the Clayton King Ministries website.

March 19 - SGA Candidates Speeches

Aliah Price, presiding

March 26 - Olivia Stanton, Show Hope

Olivia is the Student Initiatives Coordinator at Show Hope, a movement to care of orphans. They work to restore hope by breaking down barriers that exist between waiting children and loving families.  Visit Show Hope's website.

April 2 - Josh Gardner

Josh serves Clayton King Ministries as Discipleship & Recruiting Coordinator. He has spent many years living in missional communities to understand how to make Jesus known locally and globally. Visit the Clayton King Ministries website.

April 9 - Scott Hardin-Nieri

Scott is the director of the Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina. He has served as a pastor in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado as well as in Texas. Visit the Creation Care Alliance's website.

April 16 - Robert Canoy

University Holy Week Service

Dr. Canoy is the Dean of the School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University.

April 23 - Student Leadership, Service, and Volunteerism Recognition

April 30 - Academic Awards Day



Additional Programs for Dimensions Credit

  • January 14 – Learning to Speak God from Scratch: Why Sacred Words are Vanishing and How We Can Revive Them
    Jonathan Merritt
    7:00 p.m. - Stewart Hall

  • January 16 – Men of Standards Panel
    Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs
    7:00 p.m. - Stewart Hall

  • February 25 – GRACE - Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment
    Boz Tchividjian
    7:00 p.m. - Stewart Hall

  • March 4 - Women's Achievement Panel
    Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs
    7:00 p.m. - Stewart Hall

  • March 25 - Losing Our Religion: Why General Education Matters at a Christian University
    Perry Hildreth
    7:00 p.m. - Stewart Hall