LIMITED, IN-PERSON CEREMONY
Saturday, May 1 at 11:00 a.m.
This semester’s commencement ceremony will be a limited, in-person event held at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Georgia. The ceremony will also be live streamed on Point’s YouTube and Facebook pages. The videos will be available to view after the ceremony, as well.
Click here to view the virtual graduation program.
Speaker Information – Lamar Hardwick:
Lamar Hardwick is a father, husband, pastor and author. He holds a master of divinity from Emory University and a doctor of ministry from Liberty University School of Divinity.
In addition, Hardwick is a graduate of the Yale School of Divinity Clergy Scholar Program and 2017 graduate of Georgia Forward’s Young Game Changers Program, which included 50 of the state of Georgia’s top thinkers, innovators, and leaders under the age of 40. Hardwick is a contributing writer to multiple blogs and magazines including The Mighty, Key Ministry, Christianity Today, Huffington Post, Autism Parenting Magazine, and Zoom.
In 2014, after years of silently struggling with social anxiety and sensory processing issues, Hardwick was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at the age of 36. Today he serves as an autism and disability rights advocate conference speaker, helping to educate and train churches and faith communities about disability inclusion.
He is the author of Epic Church (2017), I Am Strong: The Life and Journey of an Autistic Pastor (2017) and Disability and the Church: A Vision for Diversity and Inclusion (2021). He is the lead pastor of Tri-Cities Church in East Point, Georgia, whose building formerly served as Westside Chapel on Point University’s historic campus. Learn more about Hardwick at his website, autismpastor.com.