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Dr. Derrick-Lewis Noble to preach at Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series


Dr. Derrick-Lewis Noble will be the guest preacher during the Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series in Stuart Auditorium Sunday, July 26. Lake Junaluska offers world class preachers each summer during its annual Summer Worship Series, which is scheduled for Sundays through August 9.

Dr. Derrick-Lewis Noble is an award winning preacher/pastor and motivational speaker, having recently been cited as one of the top 20 young preachers in America (“The African American Pulpit” Magazine).

He is highly sought after as a revivalist, keynote speaker, seminar leader, and motivator, and is a past member of the National Speakers Association. Among other honors, he is a past Conference Preacher for The Symposium on Worship - an annual, international, ecumenical event sponsored by The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and The Center for Excellence in Preaching, and has served as the Bible Study Leader for the national gathering of Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR).

Derrick was recently selected by Abingdon Press and The United Methodist Publishing House to write both the adult and teen curriculum for Vacation Bible School for the year 2013.In the corporate world, he has presented on topics as diverse as peak performance, customer service, educational excellence, and leadership in the workplace.

Dr. Noble will be the conference preacher for the Festival of Wisdom and Grace Conference July 27-30 at Lake Junaluska. For more information, visit

Each Sunday during the Worship Series, Holy Communion Service will be held at 8:30 a.m. in Memorial Chapel. Presiding over the service will be our new Dean of the Chapel, Rev. Susan Giles. These morning services will continue through August 9. Adult Sunday School will be offered at 9:30 a.m. at the Harrell Center, followed by traditional morning worship at 10:45 a.m. in historic Stuart Auditorium, with guest preachers. Inspirational worship music will be provided by The Lake Junaluska Singers. Childcare is offered at the 10:45 a.m. service for children six months old and older at the Wilson Children’s Complex, 21 Shackford Hall Road.

Each Monday, a Taize Service Of Prayer and Song will be held at 8 p.m. in Memorial Chapel. This service, Martin said, is a contemplative service in a casual atmosphere, modeled after the Taize Community in France, where participants engage in simple repetitive songs, scripture, candlelight, and silence. “The Taize service offers space to slow down from our busy lives and spend time listening to God,” Martin said.

Guest preachers include Dr. Derrick-Lewis Noble, July 26; Bishop Thomas Bickerton, August 2; and Dr. Jody Seymour, August 9.

To find out more about the 2015 Sunday Summer Worship Series or Lake Junaluska, please visit


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