Ministers, presidents, Coale highlight 62nd OC Lectureship

Ministers, presidents, Coale highlight 62nd OC Lectureship

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma Christian University will conduct its 62nd-annual Lectureship on Oct. 7-9.

This year’s theme is “In Him,” an expression that appears in Colossians 2:9-10 and in many other places in Paul’s epistles.

Seven past or present Christian college presidents will participate in the lectureship, including current OC president John deSteiguer and former OC presidents Terry Johnson and Mike O’Neal.

Ohio Valley University president Harold Shank, a 1972 OC graduate, Harding University president David Burks, former Abilene Christian University president Royce Money and former Freed-Hardeman University president Milton Sewell also will lead sessions.

OC alumna Sherri Coale, the women’s basketball coach at the University of Oklahoma, is one of the highlights of the lectureship’s Women’s Day activities.

“This year’s lectureship has something to benefit everyone. There are classes and lectures to inform about the scriptures and to inspire us to follow the Bible’s teachings,” Vice President for Advancement Kent Allen said. “And there are lots of practical classes on preaching, evangelism, teaching, leadership, and Christian living. We hope all who can will take the opportunity to be with us.”

The lectureship begins at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 with congregational singing led by Keith Lancaster, founder of Acappella Ministries. Shank will deliver the opening keynote address, “All the Fullness of Christ,” at 7 p.m. in Hardeman Auditorium.

Monday night’s keynote lecture, also at 7 p.m., will feature deSteiguer speaking on “Hope in Christ.”

The keynote lectures on Monday and Tuesday morning, delivered by ministers Steve Cloer and David Lane, will be held at 11 a.m. in conjunction with OC’s daily Chapel services.

In addition to the keynotes and classes, Monday is Women’s Day at the lectureship. OVU first lady Sally Shank, a 1974 Oklahoma Christian graduate, will lead morning sessions. Coale will speak at the Mother-Daughter Banquet at 5:30 p.m. Monday. OC’s first lady, Darla deSteiguer, will conclude the women’s activities with a class on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m.

Another lectureship highlight will be a reunion concert featuring Christian Music Hall of Fame recording artist Acappella and alumni from the group’s 30 years of ministry. The free concert begins at 8 p.m. Sunday in Hardeman Auditorium.

For the full schedule, registration for luncheons and dinners, and other information about the lectureship, go to