Spiritual Life

Chapel Video Archive

February 14, 2018
Jenn Long

Jenn Long graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a double major in Mass
Communications and Computer Studies. It was there she realized that her true calling in life
involved teaching God’s Word. Upon graduation, she moved to Kansas City, MO to serve as a National Representative with Stonecroft Inc., an international evangelistic organization. Jenn traveled the U.S. and Canada speaking, organizing conferences and training leaders. She also served as a creator for a new branch of ministry for college students. After marrying her husband Joel, they moved back to their home state of Texas. Jenn began a new adventure working for Thomas Nelson Live Events (Women of Faith), once again traveling the country seeing women begin or grow in their relationship
with Jesus.

With the birth of their first miraculous child came the need for less traveling. Along with the new role of motherhood, Jenn transitioned to a new job as Director of Women’s Ministry at Preston Trail Community Church in Frisco, TX. When their son was born, the Longs moved to the Hill Country of Texas. Since that move, Jenn worked as COO for a Leadership Development Firm and last year, she became the Discipleship Pastor at Nineteen:Ten Church.

Throughout each vocational role, Jenn has served as a teacher of God’s word. She rarely stands still when teaching and you can tell it’s one of her greatest passions. She believes that with each breath granted to us, we are given the privilege of purpose…to know God and to make Him known. Ultimately, Jenn strives to help others realize and to fully live out that purpose.

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February 7, 2018
Kenneth Chapman

Rev. Kenneth M. Chapman Jr., currently serves as Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Oklahoma. In this role, Chapman oversees minority recruitment and retention initiatives, diversity and multicultural affairs, and minority faculty and staff training and development. Chapman also directs Price College of Business outreach, which engages and develops more partnerships between the university and the community. Prior to OU, Chapman served as Assistant Dean of Student Development at Oklahoma Baptist University where he led the diversity efforts of the university. 

Chapman earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations: mass communication from the University of Central Oklahoma (2007), a master’s of education from the University of Oklahoma (2012), and is completing a doctorate of philosophy (Ph.D) from the University of Oklahoma (May, 2018). Chapman is former president of the Oklahoma Academic Advising Association and serves as a member of the Alliance of Emerging Professionals, American College Personnel Association, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. among other memberships and activities.

He is a licensed and ordained minister, currently serving as Assistant to the Pastor at House of Prayer Baptist Church in Del City, Oklahoma. Chapman has lectured for the East Zion Consolidated District Congress of Christian Education and the Oklahoma Baptist State Convention; in addition, Chapman has taught courses and lectured at various churches and conferences. Additionally, Chapman is a certified instructor with the National Baptist Convention Congress of Christian Education. Chapman is married to Kimberley Kierra Chapman and resides in Edmond, Oklahoma with their sons.

 

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January 31, 2018
Fabian Ramirez

Fabian is regarded as the top bullying speaker in the nation. His message includes social and emotional learning techniques to help students have positive relationships. In addition to being a school assembly speaker, Fabian facilitates professional development trainings for teachers, faculty and parents.

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January 24, 2018
Danny Reeves

Dr. Danny P. Reeves currently serves as the Senior Pastor at the FBC of Corsicana, TX as well as serving as the President of the Texas Baptist Convention.  He did his undergraduate studies at Howard Payne University and then went on to achieve his Masters and Doctoral degrees at George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor.  He loves lifting weights and bass fishing, and he is a huge fan of the Baylor Bears, the Chicago Cubs, and the Dallas Cowboys!  He is married to his wife of 25 years, Charissa, and they have 3 great kids: Courtney, Emily, and Ryan.  Emily is a freshman at UMHB this year!!

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January 17, 2018
Megan Almon
Pro-life speaker

Megan, a former University of Georgia gymnast, worked as an award-winning journalist until 2008, joined Life Training Institute in 2009, and was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Christian apologetics from Biola University in 2011. A speaker with LTI, Megan travels around the nation training students to understand, articulate and defend the pro-life view and its place the larger Christian worldview. She and her husband, Tripp, have been married since 2003 and have two children, Neely and Rogan. Though Megan was born and raised in Georgia, her family is preparing for grand adventures in the great state of Colorado after Tripp was named Director of Summit Semester, a program of Summit Ministries. 

Megan's favorite part of her job at Life Training Institute — aside from sharing life-saving training material and getting to help students nationwide understand who they are and why they matter — is being a student of her craft. She enjoys following her curiosity on topics that relate to pro-life apologetics, and is currently most interested in questions related to:  aesthetics; the power of great stories and how they relate to human dignity and the Gospel; the vital importance of true community and its impact on human flourishing: and human limitations and creativity.

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