Dr. Walker Moore, internationally recognized speaker, author and missionary, delivered the OBU chapel address Wednesday, Feb. 20, to students, faculty and staff gathered in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. His message was about “finding your story.” He spoke over Mark 5:18-19 and began his sermon with a story about how he became a preacher.

Despite struggling with speech disabilities his entire life, at a young age the Lord called Moore to become a preacher. He talked about how through hard work and through the Lord’s provision, he was able to overcome his speech disabilities and become a preacher. He emphasized the importance of obedience when God commands us to do something and then presents us with the opportunity to serve.

Moore challenged the students to focus on finding their story and he told the audience how he found his. He shared several stories about his time in Hungary and how the Lord used him in that place to make a difference in several people’s lives. He expressed how the Lord knew where he needed to be and placed him there in just the right time.

“The best time to get your story is while you’re here at OBU,” he said. “Now is the season for you as young people, you can go anywhere, any place in the world.

“This is an incredible time now to capture your story, so you can come home and go tell them what great thing God has done.”

Moore has authored several books, including, “Chicken Lips, Snake Legs, and Jesus;” “Inside Out and Backwards;” “Escape the Lie;” and “Rite of Passage Parenting.” For more than 45 years, he has challenged students to follow the will and the Word of God as they embrace the lifestyle of a missionary. He has taken students all over the world doing the ministry of Jesus through Awe Star Ministries, which he founded, and his popular “Rite of Passage Parenting” column has appeared weekly in The Baptist Messenger for 20 years.

To view this or other chapel messages, visit www.okbu.edu/student-life/spiritual-life/chapel-messages.

With its campus located in Shawnee, OBU offers 10 bachelor’s degrees with 88 fields of study and five master’s degree programs. The Christian liberal arts university has an overall enrollment of 2,011, with students from 37 states and 40 other countries. OBU has been rated as one of the top 10 regional colleges in the West by U.S. News and World Report for 27 consecutive years and has been Oklahoma’s highest rated regional college in the U.S. News rankings for 25 consecutive years. OBU is one of three universities in Oklahoma and the only private Oklahoma university listed on Great Value College’s rankings of 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest. The Wall Street Journal ranks OBU second in the nation for student engagement among all U.S. colleges and universities. Forbes.com consistently ranks OBU as a top university in Oklahoma and the Princeton Review has named OBU one of the best colleges and universities in the western United States for 14 consecutive years.