by Cara Groves, Student Public Relations Writer
One of the leading Christian college expos for middle and high school students—the Creation College Expo — will take place Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky. And, amid the event leading worship will be Cedarville University’s Jubilate choir. The expo will connect more than 1,500 students in grades 7-12 with representatives from Christian colleges from across the country who adhere to biblical authority and teach young-earth creation. Students will also experience Bible history up close as they tour the Ark Encounter — a life-size representation of Noah’s Ark.
Headlining the event will be Ken Ham, founder and CEO of Answers in Genesis. He will be joined by Mark Spence, senior vice president of Living Waters.
Jubilate will open the expo with a concert that is focused on leading the large group in worship. In addition to the opening concert, they will also perform later in the day.
Founded in 1998, Jubilate is a ministry team of 52 vocalists — both worship and non-worship majors alike — and instrumentalists who perform a wide variety of musical styles showcasing evangelical traditions. The choir holds concerts both on campus and in churches throughout the year and provides music ministry workshops and presentations.
The choir last performed at the expo in 2019.
For Dr. Roger O’Neel, professor of worship and director of Jubilate, the opportunity to lead Jubilate again at Creation College Expo 2023 was one he couldn’t pass up.
“Being invited to an event like this is great exposure for Cedarville and our worship program,” O’Neel said. “But it’s also a great opportunity to worship God with other believers.”
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 5,456 undergraduate, graduate, and dual-enrolled high school students in more than 175 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is one of the largest private universities in Ohio, recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, undergraduate programs in worship, keyboard pedagogy, and music education, high graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and the #4 national ranking by the Wall Street Journal for student engagement. For more information about the University, visit cedarville.edu.