Bethel University to Hold Fifth Annual Bethel Gala, with Steven Curtis Chapman

Lissa Diaz

Bethel University will host its fifth annual Bethel Gala on April 30 at 5:30 p.m., in the Wiekamp Athletic Center on Bethel’s campus, with singer/songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman as the special guest. Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history and best-selling author of his memoir, “Between Heaven and the Real World: My Story.”

This year's Bethel Gala will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Bethel University, honoring the rich history that's been fostered by students, staff, alumni, faculty and donors. The purpose of the evening is to raise money for the Bethel Fund, which supports student scholarships and areas of greatest need. Last year’s Gala raised more than $135,000.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for individuals and businesses, with varying levels and benefits. For more information visit our Gala page. Individual tickets for the event are $100 and are on sale now!

About Steven Curtis Chapman:

In a career that has spanned over 30 years, Steven Curtis Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history with 59 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five GRAMMYs®, an American Music Award, 49 No. 1 singles, selling more than eleven million albums and with ten RIAA-certified gold or platinum albums to his credit.

Chapman also became a best-selling author in 2017 with his memoir “Between Heaven and the Real World: My Story.” He has been featured on “Good Morning America,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” CNN, MSNBC, “60 Minutes,” E! Entertainment, “The Today Show,” “Fox & Friends,” “CBS This Morning,” and “The Tonight Show,” Glenn Beck’s “The Blaze,” along with appearing in the pages of People, Billboard, Parents Magazine, and more.

A vocal supporter of adoption, Chapman, along with his wife Mary Beth, founded Show Hope in 2003, a nonprofit organization that helps restore the hope of a family to orphans. 

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