Montreat College will host writer, speaker, and spoken word artist Jackie Hill-Perry as this year’s Calvin Thielman Lecture Series speaker. Hill-Perry will speak in Montreat College’s Graham Chapel at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 and at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20. Both events are free and open to the public.

“Perry’s unique story and redemptive message is one that will resonate with our students,” says Montreat College Dean of Spiritual Formation Rachel Toone. “And her multi-dimensional work sharing the Gospel as a creator and artist in a variety of mediums is very impressive.”

Jackie Hill-Perry’s work has been featured in The Washington Times, The 700 Club, Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, and other publications. Since coming to know Christ at the age of 19, Hill-Perry has been compelled to share the light of Gospel truth through teaching, writing, poetry, and music as authentically as she can. She is signed to Humble Beast Records and released her debut album, The Art of Joy, in 2014. Her latest album, Crescendo, was released in 2018. At home, she is known as wife to Preston and mommy to Eden and Autumn.