The performance is free and open to the public. Farmer has performed at LeTourneau University several times in previous years, and he has become a favorite chapel performer among students. 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, 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. 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.
LeTourneau University is an interdenominational Christ-centered university located in Longview, Texas, offering academic majors in aviation, business, criminal justice, education, engineering, health science-nursing, human services, liberal arts, science and psychology. LeTourneau University also offers graduate degrees in business administration, counseling, education, engineering, psychology and strategic leadership. In addition to its residential campus in Longview, the university offers undergraduate and graduate programs online and at educational centers in Athens, Austin, Baytown, Bedford, Dallas, Harlingen, Houston, and Tyler.
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