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    Pillar College Will Host National Day of Prayer Event, Faculty Symposium on May 4

    Date: May 4, 2023
    Time: National Day of Prayer: 8:45 a.m.; Faculty Symposium, 10:30 a.m.
    Location: ONLINE

    Pillar College will host 11th annual National Day of Prayer event on Thursday, May 4, 2023 from 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. On May 4, Pillar College will also host a Faculty Symposium at 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both virtual events are free and part of the college’s Day of Engagement and Learning.

    Please go to pillar.edu/events to RSVP.

    More than two million individuals are expected to participate in at least one of the 30,000 prayer observances scheduled to be held on May 4th, with 40,000 volunteers assisting in the Prayer Day events worldwide.

    The Rev. Ron Hutchcraft will be devotional speaker at Pillar’s National Day of Prayer event. Reverend Hutchcraft is widely-known as a dynamic contemporary evangelist, speaker, author, and radio host. In addition to hosting two international youth radio broadcasts, his “A Word With You” radio program is carried on more 1,300 outlets across the USA, and is broadcast internationally. Hutchcraft has been the host of “A Word With You” for more than 35 years. He also has served with Youth for Christ in North Jersey, and is the author of many books.

    Dr. Wayne Dyer, Pillar’s vice president of strategic alliances, has organized the May 4th program. Dyer recently discussed the significance of the observance as he recalled the National Day of Prayer was created by a joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Truman in 1952. “The National Day of Prayer is a Judeo-Christian expression that is based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible,” Dyer said. “Because of the faith of many of our founding fathers, public prayer and national days of prayer have a longstanding and significant history in American tradition,” he said.

    “It stands as a call for us to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people,” he continued. “The unanimous passage of the bill that established the National Day of Prayer as an annual event signifies that prayer is as important to our nation today as it was in the beginning,” Dyer said.

    Other Pillar College National Day of Prayer presenters include:

    Dr. William E. Brown has served as president of both Bryan College and Cedarville University. He is Senior Fellow of Worldview and Culture at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview.

    Calvary Christian School is a ministry of Calvary Chapel Old Bridge. The ministry of CCS is committed to helping parents to disciple their children in the ways of the Lord.

    Minister Jabbar Collins is President of Horizon Research Services. As a young man, Jabbar was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent 16 years in prison before being exonerated in 2010.

    Adrian Council is the CEO and Publisher of The Positive Community magazine.

    Robert C. Doll is a Chief Investment Officer who serves on several boards and is a regular contributor to Bloomberg TV, Fox Business News, CNBC and Faith & Finance Live Radio.

    Dr. Rupert A. Hayles, Jr. is the President of Pillar College, New Jersey’s only fully accredited Christ-centered college.

    Hold the Fermata – North Jersey Homeschooler Association graduates, including Justin Yen, Justin Cha, Isaac Kim, Jason Hanse, Michael Giffone, Joel Zaloum, Daniel Tanis and Sam Alexander will sing the Star-Spangled Banner, arranged by Justin Cha.

    Rev. James Hsiao is a Rutgers Christian Church pastor in Somerset, NJ, serving the Chinese and English-speaking population of Central New Jersey.

    Victoria Jakelsky serves as the Director of NJ Parental Rights and Team PYC – Protect Your Children. 

    Rev. Dr. Kim Yancey James is an adjunct faculty member at Pillar College, serving in the MA in Ministry Leadership and LEAD programs. He also is an author.  

    The Pillar College Faculty Symposium is scheduled to follow the National Day of Prayer event at 10:30 a.m. This is also a virtual event. The theme of the Symposium is Faith, Learning, and Culture, with Dr. Bernard Boyo as keynote speaker. Dr. Boyo, a Professor of Bible and Theology at Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya, is noted as a dynamic entrepreneur and leadership professor.