Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance

Dimensions Program Features Pastor from St. Louis, Missouri

Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance

The Rev. Dr. Ronald L. Bobo Sr., a pastor from St. Louis, Mo., is the guest speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. observance at Gardner-Webb University, held during Dimensions on Jan. 22. The program, which begins at 9:25 a.m. in the Tucker Student Center, is free and open to the public.

Bobo leads West Side Missionary Baptist Church. Under his guidance, the church has added a second location and offers three worship services. The congregation supports outreach ministries to the community, the nation and the world.

Bobo’s visit was arranged by Dr. Robert Canoy, dean of the School of Divinity. The two met in 1981 at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) in Louisville, Ky. “We were in a Greek exegesis class on the Gospel of Luke,” Canoy shared. “He was bright and witty, and I was pleased to meet him then and to become close friends. His preaching is biblically informed, relevant and powerfully delivered.”

Bobo also serves in leadership positions with the Missionary Baptist State Convention of Missouri, the Baptist World Alliance, and the National Baptist Convention, USA Inc. He is the founder of Sharing Hope International Ministries, which ministers locally and globally to the downtrodden.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 704-406-2155 or email disabilityservices@gardner-webb.edu with your request.

Gardner-Webb University’s Dimensions programs are free and open to the public. The goal of Dimensions is to enhance the spiritual, intellectual and cultural life at the University and also to promote a sense of community. Dimensions programs are held on Tuesdays at 9:25 a.m. in the Tucker Student Center. More information is available by calling 704-406-4277.