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Terrence Jones to speak at Judson College Christian Emphasis Week

Judson College is pleased to announce that the speaker for its annual Christian Emphasis Week, which will take place on January 29-31, is Terrence Jones, lead pastor of Strong Tower at Washington Park in Montgomery, Ala.

Jones will speak in three special worship services in Judson’s Ramsay-McCrummen Chapel at 11:05 on January 29, 30, and 31.  All three services are open to the public.

Jones will also lead a special session for pastors, presented by Judson College in partnership with the Office of LeaderCare and Church Health of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, on January 29.

Rayellen English will serve as worship leader for Christian Emphasis Week.

For more than 70 years, the Judson community has set aside a week during the spring semester to focus on spiritual growth. This practice originated with the request of a Judson student.  During the 1943-1944 academic year, junior Mary Essie Stephens asked Judson President Dr. John Riddle if it might be possible to bring special guests to campus to encourage the college community in their spiritual lives.  Riddle agreed.  With the support of Judson’s faculty and staff, Stephens planned Judson’s first Religious Emphasis Week, which would become the annual event now known as Christian Emphasis Week. Stephens graduated from Judson in 1945 and in 1954 entered what would become a thirty-year career as executive director of Alabama WMU.

For additional information about Christian Emphasis Week or other spiritual development programs at Judson, contact Cynthia White at cwhite1@judson.edu or 334-683-5107. For more information about Jones, visit http://strongtowerawp.com/staff.