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A reminder that we have Chapel on Friday, April 5th, 2024, at 10:45 AM at Salem Baptist Church (429 S. Broad St., Winston-Salem, NC, 27101). We are looking forward to hearing from Dr. John Check.

John was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, and raised in Tarboro. He graduated from Piedmont International University (Piedmont Bible College) and Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts and Biblical Studies. He graduated from Southeastern Seminary with a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Divinity Degree. John completed a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) unit through Wake Forest Baptist Hospital at Nash General Hospital. 

John did post-graduate work at The Southeast Institute in Chapel Hill and post-graduate work through the Beeson Institute for Advanced Church Leadership through Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He was on staff at Dallas Seminary from 1983 to 1988. Additionally, while in Dallas, John founded Dallas Christian Video and produced several religious educational videos, including an animated children’s series based on a family of Bears called the Bear Hugs. Dr. Check published a book titled, “A Methodist Minister Tells the Truth.” John has served churches in Ohio and Texas and was ordained an elder in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1992. 

Dr. Check has served several North Carolina churches in Wilson, Rocky Mount, the Outer Banks, and New Bern. He has served churches that ranged in size from 25 to 800. John retired early to accept a position as senior advisor to the President at NC Wesleyan College. He has also served as chair of the District Council Ministries in the Rocky Mount and chair of the District Board of Ministries in the New Bern District. Dr. Check has also served on the United Methodist Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. He continues to teach at Wesleyan as an adjunct professor in the religion department. He has been married to Sheryl for over 45 years and has one daughter, Nicole, a pediatrician in New Bern. 


  • Chapel is required for all Undergraduate, Main Campus Students ( Residents & Commuters).
  • Make sure to bring your CU ID Card and you can scan it in for attendance.
  • Any meeting or activity scheduled during Chapel must be approved by the Vice President for Student Affairs in advance. Excused absences are for any CU-related activity or event. 
  • No food, drink, or gum is permitted during Chapel services.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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