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Next Dimension University Honors Gospel Artists and Figures at the 10th Annual Commencement & Awards Ceremony
By Sentinel News Service
Published September 19, 2017

Aundrae Russell, Angie Stone, Beau Williams, Lee Benton, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Next Dimension University Chancellor Dr. Joel McLeod attend the Next Dimension University held its 10th Annual Commencement Ceremony. (Photo Courtesy: Steven Williams)

Next Dimension University (NDU) held its 10th Annual Commencement Ceremony August 19 at the West Angeles Church of God In Christ. The Ceremony was a success as many students received their degrees in Theology. Honorary doctorate degrees were presented to celebrated gospel artists from Erica Campbell, Donald Lawrence, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Angie Stone, Beau Williams, Warryn Campbell, Dr. Bobby Jones, Jo Evenlyn Parker, Lee Benton to KJLH’s radio DJ Aundrae Russell.

Mega Church Pastors: Bishop Kenneth Ulmer, Bishop Chuck Singleton and Chancellor Dr. Joel McLeod hosted the purposeful prestigious event with a Gospel concert and VIP banquet at the LAX Hilton Hotel. Next Dimension Bible University campuses are throughout Southern California from San Diego, Rancho Cucamonga and Gardena. Chancellor Dr. Joel McLeod lead the class of 2017 with a word of inspiration, hope and the importance of ending Bible illiteracy.  Bishop Ulmer of Faithful Central Church championed the class of 2017 as keynote speaker asking them to remember, “there is a great anointing in your life walk in it.” Some of the awards given were “Trailblazer,” “Lifetime Achievement,” “Women of Distinction,” and “Men of Honor Awards.”

Former recipients have included gospel artist and preachers: Fred Hammond, Dr. Frederick Price Jr., Ja’net Dubois, Yolanda Adams, Omarosa Manugault, Randall Cunningham, Judge Mablean Ephriam, Bishop Noel Jones, Pastor Cecil Murray, Jack Hayford and others.

Next Dimension University Chancellor Dr. Joel McLeod and Pastor Chuck Singleton of Loveland Church celebrated this year’s honorary doctorates. (Photo Courtesy: Steven Williams)

Next Dimension University, has been in existence for 10 years, being a vessel to stomp out biblical illiteracy and developing leaders for global impact.  They have graduated over 1200 ministers, missionaries and more. This epic event addresses empowerment and removing Illiteracy and championing the cause to leave no reader or believer left behind.


My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children – Hosea 4:6

Donald Lawrence and NDU staff John Williams pictured at the 10th Annual Commencement Ceremony. (Photo Courtesy: Steven Williams)

NDU Chancellor Dr. Joel McLeod and Donald Lawrence smiling for the joyous occasion. (Photo Courtesy: Steven Williams)

Bishop Ulmer of Faithful Central Church was the keynote speaker for this year’s Next Dimension University ceremony. (Photo Courtesy: Steven Williams)

Music Duo: Warryn Campbell (music producer), Erica Campbell (Mary Mary) receive their degrees in Theology. (Photo Courtesy: Steven Williams)

Legendary gospel singer, Phil & Brenda Nicholas perform at the ceremony. (Photo Courtesy: Steven Williams)

Chancellor Dr. Joel McLeod and Dr. JoEvenly Parker posed in honor of the event at West Los Angeles Church of God in Christ. (Photo Courtesy: Steven Williams)

For further information, contact chancellor Dr. Joel McLeod (951) 490-7206.




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