Dennis Jernigan, an internationally known songwriter and speaker and a 1981 OBU alum, will lead a Night of Praise on Bison Hill Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. The community is invited to join this event set for students returning to the Shawnee campus for J-Term classes.
Through Shepherd's Heart Music, Jernigan has written and released hundreds of songs, including well-known praise and worship songs such as "We Will Worship the Lamb of Glory," "Thank You," "Great is the Lord Almighty," "Who Can Satisfy My Soul? (There is a Fountain)," "I Belong to Jesus" and "Nobody Fills My Heart Like Jesus."
Since 1993, Jernigan has sold more than 1 million recordings, and he has witnessed the body of Christ sing several of his songs around the world, one of his most popular being, "You Are My All in All." In addition to recording more than 35 music albums, he has authored several books and devotionals.
By sharing his personal story and the stories told through his songs, Jernigan said he has seen thousands of struggling, desperate people break free from their spiritual bondage and find healing and hope through Jesus Christ.
Jernigan is married to Melinda Hewitt, also a 1981 alum, and the couple has nine children. In 2011, Jernigan received OBU's Profile in Excellence Award, given by the OBU Alumni Association in recognition of service and leadership.
To learn more about Dennis Jernigan, click here.
For more information about the Night of Praise, call the OBU Spiritual Life offices at (405) 585-5700.