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Pianist and Pastor Dr. Richard Allen Farmer to Perform April 18 at LETU


LeTourneau University will host a free performance by Dr. Richard Allen Farmer, classically-trained concert pianist and renowned pastor, at the 10:50 a.m. chapel service on Wednesday, April 18, in the S.E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave.

The performance is open to the public. Farmer has performed at LeTourneau University several times in previous years, and he has become a student favorite. Farmer was born in New York City, where he began piano studies at age 11 and became a person of faith at age 12. As his faith and musicianship grew, they were blended. Farmer now uses his music as a vehicle for inspiring, motivating, challenging and entertaining diverse audiences around the world.

A graduate of Nyack College, where he earned the Bachelor of Music degree, and Princeton Theological Seminary, where he earned the Master of Divinity degree, Farmer has been awarded the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree by Gordon College in 1986 and the honorary Doctor of Sacred Theology degree by Houghton College in 1999.

An experienced pastor and college chaplain, Farmer has served as senior pastor of the Bethany Baptist Church in Pittsburgh and as dean of the chapel at both Gordon College and Taylor University.

Committed to being a global citizen, Dr. Farmer has spoken, lectured or performed in England, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Australia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Peru, Chile, Cote d' lvoire, Kenya, Canada, the Philippines and most states of the United States. Mr. Farmer has spoken to thousands of people in conference, campus and religious settings. Farmer now resides in Dallas with his wife, Rosemary, and son Timothy.

"Dr. Farmer brings excellent exegesis of the Scriptures, first class musical talent, and a wonderful heart for the Lord and people to our chapels," said LETU Chaplain Dr. Harold Carl. "It is always a delight to host him at LETU."

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