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Joshua Duncan Keynotes Voorhees University’s Chapel Service

Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University senior Joshua Duncan, served as the guest speaker for the university’s Chapel Service on February 28, in the St. Philip’s Chapel. The theological studies major spoke from the biblical text, Psalms 61:1-3, with his sermon topic being “Can God trust you with trouble?” Mentioning that relationships are the key to success, he encouraged students to be careful who they associate themselves with. “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. In college, you’re going to hang around that you might need to get from around. Be watchful in your connection. Iron sharpens iron.,” said Duncan.

The future minister and leader of tomorrow also inspired The Voorhees university that through Christ Jesus they are more than a conqueror. He added that prayers and tears always end with praise. After closing his sermon, Duncan received a standing ovation from the audience. “You are victorious that God saw you fit. Never forget that.”, he said. Duncan also expressed gratitude to his mother and church family who were in the audience.

Joshua Duncan
Senior, Theological Studies

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About Voorhees University

Voorhees University, founded by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright in 1897, is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Its mission is to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and an abiding faith in God. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Voorhees as a #1 best value, #3 in social mobility and #33 among regional colleges in the south in 2022-2023; and #26 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities, nationally. Additional information about Voorhees University can be found at


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