Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Dr. Michael Lindsey

President Elect – Taylor University
Dr. Lindsay is a gifted administrator and scholar whose deep personal faith and track record of servant leadership uniquely equips him to effectively serve in this critical position in the years to come. He has a broad understanding of the complexities facing Christian higher education, and we believe he will lead the University forward with humility, wisdom and courage. Dr. Lindsay excels in areas of innovation and creative adaptation, and his spiritual and intellectual development in cultivating and discipling the next generation of servant leaders is truly a calling.
For the past 10 years, Dr. Lindsay has served as President of Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, our fellow charter institution in the Christian College Coalition. During his tenure at Gordon College, the school experienced record years of opportunity and growth, representing banner results in terms of increases in fundraising and endowment; campus diversity, academic and student program development; sponsored research; athletic success; student satisfaction; and faith expression on campus. Gordon recently ended its most successful fiscal year ever, and this spring is completing the most ambitious and successful fundraising campaign in its history, including the largest gift ever given to a Christian college. Last fall, Dr. Lindsay announced his intention to step down as Gordon’s president effective June 30, 2021.
Prior to his service at Gordon, Dr. Lindsay was a member of the sociology faculty at Rice University, where he won multiple awards both for his teaching and academic research. He is the author of two dozen scholarly publications and numerous books, including Faith in the Halls of Power, which was nominated for the nonfiction Pulitzer Prize in 2007, and his award-winning View from the Top, which has been translated into Chinese and Japanese. His forthcoming book, Hinge Moments, will be released April 27, 2021, by InterVarsity Press.

Battle Belongs to You / Hallelujah Here Below / Holy Ground

Monday, May 3, 2021

Taylor University Honors Chapel – Honoring Dr. Hammond

michael-hammond1120Dr. Michael Hammond serves as Provost & Executive Vice President at Taylor University. He also has been a professor of history and held administrative posts at Wheaton College, Southeastern University, and the University of Arkansas. His research focuses on Evangelicalism, race, and politics. One of his more popular courses is the History of Baseball and America.

A Taylor graduate, he was Student Body President and then worked as a US Senate staff member on Capitol Hill after graduation. Mike lives with his wife Jennifer and their six children in Upland, Indiana.

Dr. Michael Hammond, our Provost and Executive Vice President, was introduced as the next President of Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. Taylor alumnus Harold J. Ockenga once served as a president of Gordon, and the college has for many years been a fellow member with Taylor of the Christian College Consortium (CCC) and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


Introduction of Chapel

Introduction of Dr. Hammond – Tracy Manning

Message – Dr. Hammond

Presentation of JB Awards – Dr. Barb Bird

Presentation of Dis. Fac. Award – Brady Yordy

Benediction – Jon Cavanagh

Monday, April 26, 2021

Daryl Davis Daryl Davis - L1

International musician, author, actor and activist Daryl Davis spends his time in between music gigs, getting to know White supremacists on a personal level. Through his methods of conducting dialogue, active members of the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazi parties and others have renounced that ideology after meeting him. As a Race Reconciliator and lecturer, Davis has received numerous awards for his work in helping to dismantle racism across the United States. He is often sought by CNN, MSNBC, NPR and other media outlets as consultant on race relations and White supremacy. Daryl’s first book Klan-Destine Relationships is the first book written by a Black author who interviewed the KKK. He is also the subject of the multi-award-winning documentary film Accidental Courtesy. As an actor, he has appeared on both stage and screen including HBO’s critically acclaimed series The Wire. He speaks nationally and internationally on race and the importance of dialogue and listening. His second book, The Klan Whisperer, is due out in 2021. For more information, please visit

All Glory Be To Christ / Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me / Holy Holy Holy

Friday, April 23, 2021

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For nearly thirty years, Todd Gongwer has been building his expertise in leadership and team dynamics by serving in a variety of senior level roles in business and athletics. From entrepreneurial start-up, to public company to college athletics, Todd’s real-life practical experiences in these worlds have given him a perspective that allows him to connect with his audiences in powerfully impactful ways. As a best-selling author, speaker and teacher on leadership and cultural development, Todd has spent the last decade working with some of the most successful coaches, teams, business leaders and educators in America. His principles have been embraced by countless leaders, including coaches and athletes from championship programs in the NCAA, NBA, MLB and NFL. Stories of the profound impact of Todd’s message have been featured on ESPN the Magazine,, Bleacher Report and Todd continues to work with many of the most successful coaches in sports and is a popular speaker at major universities (Darden School of Business), high-profile sports teams (Clemson Football), national associations (American Baseball Coaches Association), and high-profile businesses (Home Depot) throughout the country. He lives in Indiana with his wife and three children, Kaden, Kira, and Wadson.

Cornerstone / Every Victory / King of my Heart

Monday, April 19, 2021

Monique Moss Monique Moss

Monique Moss is a radio host, speaker and emcee. Monique is the Program Director and Morning Show Host of “Mo in the Morning” on Rhythm and Praise Radio Station. Monique’s mission is to connect and build relationships with listeners that creates life change. Monique was a recipient of “Business Weekly’s Forty under 40” Award, for the Class of 2020. Monique has been featured in “30 Cool Creatives Under 30” in Fort Wayne Magazine. Monique holds a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in electronic media from the University of Indianapolis.



Only King Forever / Jesus Paid it All / What a Beautiful Name


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