Convocation Schedule

With the recently announced change to convocation scheduling, I will no longer be able to release a semester long schedule (Liberty University changes convocation schedule policy). Instead, I will be adding speakers to this schedule as they are announced.

Schedule

For days with multiple speakers, their bio is separated by a semicolon.

Date Speaker Bio
Wed. 8/30 William Byron, Jeff Gordon, and Rick Hendrick Nascar stock car driver sponsored by Liberty; former stock car driver, current announcer for Fox NASCAR; current owner of the American NASCAR Team, convicted of mail fraud in 1997.
Fri. 9/1 Kirk Cousins Quarterback for the Washington Redskins since 2012.
Wed. 9/6 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Grant McCartney, Meagan Martin Former professional football player and current co-host of American Ninja Warrior. Converted from Islam to Christianity while in college; Contestant on American Ninja Warrior, Contestant on American Ninja Warrior
Friday 9/8 Steve Green President of Hobby Lobby. Gained media attention for his fight against the insurance mandate to provide the morning after pill. Recently got into trouble with the law for smuggling artifacts from Iraq and possibly buying artifacts that were plundered by ISIS.
Monday 9/11 Ed Hindson Dean of the School of Religion at Liberty University.
Wednesday 9/13 Robert Madu, Lisa Kratz Thomas Founder and president of Madu Ministries. Traveling pastor. Big into fashion; Speaker and author of several books. Worked on the Virginia senate subcommittee on prisoner reentry. Former talk show host on the Zeus radio network.
Friday 9/15 Johnny Hunt, Ken Whitten, Robert Jeffress, Jonathan Falwell, and Steve Wiggins Former President of the Southern Baptist Convention, current senior past of First Baptist Church Woodstock; Senior Pastor of Idlewild Baptist Church, Host of tv and radio show Pathway to Victory. Pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas. On Donald Trump’s evangelical advisory board; Son of Jerry Falwell sr. and senior pastor at Thomas Road Baptist Church; Contemporary Worship Pastor at Bellevue Baptist Church, member of Christian rock bank Big Tent Revival.
Monday 9/18 Dinesh D’Souza A conservative political commentator, author and filmmaker. Plead guilty to one felony count of making illegal contributions in the names of others in May 2014.¹
Wednesday 9/20 Chad Veach Pastor of Zoe Church in Los Angeles
Friday 9/22 Trey Gowdy, Tim Scott, and Mac Powell Republican representative from South Carolina; Republican senator from South Carolina; Singer, Songwriter and vocalist for Christian rock band Third Day
Monday 9/25 Global Focus Week kickoff
Wednesday 9/27 Jeff Foxworthy Standup Comedian, actor and author. Was the host of TV shows Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader and The American Bible Challenge.
Friday 9/29 Samantha Ponder Sportscaster. Currently the host of Sunday NFL countdown on ESPN. Alumni of Liberty University.
Monday 10/2 Keith and Kristyn Getty Composers of modern hymns.
Wednsday 10/4 Alt Convo
Monday 10/9 Michelle Williams Recording artist, record producer, songwriter and actress. Famous for her time as a member of Destiny’s Child.
Wednesday 10/11 Father Edwin Leahy and Mike Donehey Headmaster at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School; Singer, Songwriter, and guitarist. Member of Tenth Avenue North.
Friday 10/13 Laura Ingraham TV and radio talk show host and conservative political commentator. Hosts the radio show The Laura Ingraham Show. Reportedly, she will be hosting her radio show live from convo.
Monday 10/16 John Mcenroe, James Blake, Andy Roddick, and Michael Chang Tennis pros
Wednesday 10/18 Miqedem ,Wayne Hildsen A christian music group from Jerusalem; Former senior pastor of the king of kings congregation and President of Kings of Kings community Jerusalem;
Friday 10/20 Chris Hodges Pastor of Church of the Highlands
Monday 10/23 Caitlin Crosby American singer-songwriter. Prior to her music career, she acted in such tv shows as that ’70s show, Malcolm in the Middle, That’s so Raven, and 7th heaven.
Wednesday 10/25 Bob Beaudine President and CEO of Eastman & Beaudine, an executive search firm. He is also an author.
Friday 10/27 Christen Whitney Contestant on the Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise.
Monday 10/30 Alex Mcfarland A Christian speaker, author, and apologist. Director of the Christian Worldview Center and organizer of the Truth for a New Generation conferences.
Wednesday 11/01 Anthony Scaramucci Originally an investment banker, he became famous during his 6 day tenure as White House communication director.² Currently involved in launching The Scaramucci Post.
Friday 11/03 Tim Lee .
Monday 11/06 Pray for the persecuted church Former senior vice president for communication at Liberty University, Johnnie Moore will be speaking about the persecuted church.
Wednesday 11/08 Chad “Robo” Robichaux Christian Outreach speaker, MMA fighter, and former force recon marine. Founded the mighty oaks foundation, which helps veterans struggling with PTSD.
Friday 11/10 “Under our Skin” Forum A conference that talks about the intersection between race and faith.
Monday 11/13 Darren Whitehead and Chris Tomlin Senior Pastor of church of the city in Nashville; Christian music artist and worship leader. They have partnered on a new book “Holy Roar”.
Wednesday 11/15 Jonathan Falwell Son of Jerry Falwell senior and pastor at Thomas Road Baptist Church.
Friday 11/17 Alt convo
Monday 11/27 Ben Guttierez
Wednesday 11/29 Robert Morris  Senior pastor of gateway church
Friday 12/01 Alternate Convo
Monday 12/04 Tomi Lahren Conservative political commentator and former TV host. Currently a spokesperson for the Great America Alliance, a Pro-Trump advocacy group.
Wednesday 12/06 Ray Rice Running back for the Baltimore Ravens from 2008 to 2014. In 2014, he was caught on video dragging his fiancee (now wife) out of an elevator after knocking her out. He was indicted but never convicted for assault.
Friday 12/08 Corey Lewandowski, Steve Strang, and David Bossie Political commentator and former campaign manager for Donald Trump; Publisher and found of Charisma communications; political activist and former deputy campaign manager for Donald Trump. Former president and chairman of conservative advocacy group, citizens united.
Monday 12/11 Harlem Globetrotters An exhibition basketball team
Wednesday 12/13 Christmas Convo

1.http://www.politico.com/story/2014/05/dinesh-dsouza-pleads-guilty-illegal-campaign-contribution-106882

2.https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/27/anthony-scaramucci-white-house-reince-priebus-steve-bannon