UMO’s Annual Harrison Lecture Set for February 20-21

UMO’s Annual Harrison Lecture Set for February 20-21


MOUNT OLIVE – The 30th Annual Vivian B. Harrison Memorial Lecture is set for February 20-21 at the University of Mount Olive.  “God Created Humans: Some Ways to Understand Us,” will be the topic of the Tuesday, February 20, lecture to be held at 7 PM.  On Wednesday, February 21, at 9 AM, the lecture will be entitled “Male and Female Created God: Differences that Challenge us.” At 11 AM, there will be a worship service entitled “Am I My Brother and Sister’s Keeper: God’s Love Includes All of Us.” All lectures will be held in the Southern Bank Auditorium located in Raper Hall. They are free and open to the public.


The speaker for the event will be Dr.  Mac Wallace. Wallace teaches Pastoral Care, Pastoral Counseling, and Marriage and Family Counseling courses. He is also a Marriage and Family therapist, an approved supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and a supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education. He completed clinical training at the NC Baptist Hospital Department of Pastoral Care in Winston Salem and served on the faculty there for 22 years. He and his wife, Dr. Emma Wallace, who is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, have a private practice. They have four children and five grandchildren.


The Reverend Frank R. Harrison established the lecture in memory of his late wife, Vivian, who was a graduate of Mount Olive College. The purpose of the Vivian B. Harrison Lecture is to provide a medium for continuing education for the ministers and laypersons of North Carolina. The Vivian Harrison Endowed Fund provides funding for this event.


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The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College.  For more information, visit