Press Release

HLGU to Hold Annual Campus Renewal, 3 Days in September

Friday, September 7, 2012
by Carolyn Carpenter, Director of Public Relations

Hannibal, MO Hannibal-LaGrange University's annual campus renewal, 3 Days in September, will be held September 12-14, 2012 in the Parker Theatre of the Roland Fine Arts Center. Chapel services will be held each day at 10:00 am along with a special chapel on Thursday at 7:00 pm. Missouri Music Men will be performing at the Thursday evening chapel. This special chapel is open to the public and is free to attend.

This year's guest speaker will be Mike Harland. Harland hails from Corinth, Mississippi. A high school honors student, he received a full scholarship in baseball, leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Delta State University in 1984. He was on the Dean's list at Delta State and voted outstanding vocalist for three years running.

While attending New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Mike served churches in Mississippi and Louisiana, completing a Master of Church Music degree in 1987. He continued to serve churches in Mississippi and Texas, as well as lead conferences, retreats, revivals, and youth camps. His youth choirs toured Minneapolis, New York City, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and sang at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Mike has always had the heart of a songwriter. His songs have been recorded by The Imperials, Gold City, Luke Garrett, Chris and Diane Machen, Steve Amerson, Calvin Hunt, and others. After a decade of writing songs and finding them printed by numerous entities, Mike became an exclusive songwriter for LifeWay in 2002.

Mike recently co-authored a book and corresponding Bible study, Seven Words of Worship, with good friend and worship ministry consultant Stan Moser.

Ever the worship leader with a heart for the local church, Mike currently serves as Director for LifeWay Worship, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, Tennessee, a position that enables him to speak, teach, and lead at worship conferences and events nationwide.

Mike and his wife, Teresa, reside in Franklin, Tennessee with their children Lee, Elizabeth, and John.

For more information about HLGU's 3 Days in September please contact Dr. Jeff Brown at 573-629-3097.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations