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March 20, 2013

Francis Chan to Speak at 2013 Commencement Ceremonies

Wheaton College is pleased to announce that Francis Chan will address graduates of both the College and the Graduate School in the May 2013 Commencement ceremonies.

Chan will address candidates for master’s and doctoral degrees from the Wheaton College Graduate School at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, and candidates for bachelor’s degrees in the arts, sciences, and music education at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 12.

Chan is founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California, and is also the founder of Eternity Bible College. He is the best-selling author of Erasing Hell (David C. Cook, 2011), Forgotten God (David C. Cook, 2009), and Crazy Love (David C. Cook, 2008). Chan also co-authored the children’s books Ronnie Wilson’s gift (David C. Cook, 2011), The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village (David C. Cook, 2010), and Halfway Herbert (David C. Cook, 2010).

Chan is currently developing a church planting movement in the inner city of San Francisco and has recently launched a nationwide discipleship movement called “Multiply” along with pastor and author David Platt. He lives in Northern California with his wife, Lisa, and their five children.

The ceremonies, as well as the 7:30 p.m. Festival of Faith concert Friday May 10 and the traditional Baccalaureate Service at 9 a.m. on Sunday May 12, will be broadcast live on WETN (88.1 FM) and Comcast Cable (Channel 72 in Wheaton, Channel 17 in Warrenville and Winfield, and Channel 10 in West Chicago). At www.wetn.org, live audio and video will be available, including to mobile devices, and video will be archived for on-demand viewing.

For further information about Commencement ceremonies at Wheaton College, call the Media Relations Office at 630.752.5015.