Truett McConnell University will be back to normal this fall! As preparations for the 2020-2021 Truett McConnell University (TMU) academic year are underway, President Emir Caner recently released the fall semester chapel speakers who will share expository sermons, personal testimonies, and apologetic seminars.

Dr. Frank Turek, President of, is a dynamic speaker and award-winning author or coauthor of four books, including I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist. In his seminar, Dr. Turek will discuss important questions, including does truth exist? and is the New Testament true?

Spiritual Emphasis Week, a week designated for spiritual growth, will feature evangelist Scott Dawson, founder and CEO of the Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association, based out of Birmingham, Alabama. Dawson’s evangelistic creativity has inspired numerous successful event ministries such as Safe at Home, AtlantaFest, StadiumFest, Wake Up America! and UrbanFest, allowing him to present the Gospel to over a million people.

Chapel services will also include the personal testimony of Dr. Natalie Ford, an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science at TMU and Licensed Professional Counselor. Ford is also author of Tears of Joy and uses her story to help others find hope in God’s sovereignty and in God’s Word. Having lost her first husband to suicide, Ford pursued a career in psychology so that she could undergird her personal experience with the necessary tools to help others faced with difficult circumstances.

First Lady Hana Caner, will also provide her personal testimony of growing up in a communist country, formerly known as Czechoslovakia. Caner’s testimony reflects on her life in a communist regime and persecution she and her family endured growing up under governmental oppression.

A special service will be dedicated to the efforts of Operation Christmas Child (OCC). Operation Christmas Child is one of the programs sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organization. The program delivers shoeboxes with both gifts and Christian evangelism to children in need around the world. Alex, a recipient of an OCC shoebox, will share about his home in Rwanda and how these boxes provide the ability for kids and teens, like him, to hear and understand more about God’s love.

As always, many of the chapel services will be dedicated to expository messages from nationally known speakers, including Mac Brunson as well as TMU’s own Brad Reynolds.

For a complete list of fall semester chapel speakers, visit: Services are held each Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and located in the George Blaurock Student Wellness Center. These events are free and open to the public.


Jenny Gregory is the Digital Marketing Specialist for TMU’s Marketing and Communications

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