Chapel is held on Wednesdays at 10 am and 11 am in the W.W. Walton Chapel building. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Dr. Gary Selby is a professor of communication and director of the Center for Faith and Learning at Pepperdine University. Gary received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Harding University, a Th.M. from Harding University’s Graduate School of Religion, and a Ph.D. in public communications from the University of Maryland.
In addition to his academic work, Selby spent more than two decades in local pastoral ministry, including nineteen years as the preaching minister for the Columbia Church of Christ in Columbia, Maryland.
Matthew R Statler is from Tucson, AZ. He was raised in Senegal, West Africa by Conservative Baptist missionaries. Matthew joined the Army in 2003 and served for 10 years as a Cavalry Scout and medically retired as a Sergeant First Class in 2014. During his time in the military he deployed four times to Iraq for a total of 45 months deployed time. He graduated from several Army leadership courses and the Army Reconnaissance Course. Serving in various positions from gunner on a Humvee to dismount team leader and Platoon Sergeant. Started school at University of Mary-Hardin Baylor in the fall of 2014 and will graduate the fall of 2016. Matthew Statler currently serves as the Youth Pastor at Taylor’s Valley Baptist Church and is married to Jessica Statler and has two boys Edward(4) and Silas(2).
Since 2009, Dr. B has served as Vice President for Student Life at UMHB. He has served 15+ years in higher education, and prior to that he served on church staff for 15+ years. He and his wife, Carla, are the authors of Before Forever: How do you know that you know. They have written and developed various marriage prep resources over the past 20 years while working directly with pre-engaged and engaged couples. This spring, Byron and Carla will transition to become the Executive Directors of Summers Mill Retreat and Conference Center outside of Salado, Texas.
WIth a variety of UMHB's music groups, the College of Visual and Performing Arts Music Department puts its own flare and style to a collection of Christmas classics.