2024 Shorter University President's Gala - Shorter University

The President’s Gala is an annual event hosted by Shorter University. This event is a special night for our guests to come together and celebrate the impact they are helping us make in the lives of our students. All proceeds from the event go to the Student Scholarship Fund.

Hollywood star, Kevin Sorbo will be the featured speaker at Shorter University’s 2024 President’s Gala on Thursday, December 5.

Kevin Sorbo, Actor, Director, Producer, and Author.

Sorbo is a committed Christian who shares the love of Christ through his movies, his charitable efforts, his speaking engagements, and his personal life.

Kevin Sorbo is best known for his roles as Hercules in the television series Hercules, the Legendary Journeys, as Captain Dylan Hunt in Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda, as Professor Jeffrey Radisson in the film God’s Not Dead, and has been a driving force in Hollywood for over three decades.

In 1997, during his tenure as the strongest man in the world, Sorbo suffered three strokes resulting from an aneurysm in his left shoulder. He tells the compelling story of his grueling recovery in his book, True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life. The recipient of numerous professional awards, Sorbo was honored by Movie Guide for “Most Inspirational Performance of the Year” for What If. His tremendous performance in God’s Not Dead, which was dollar-for-dollar one of the most successful Hollywood films ever, transformed and refocused the Hollywood star. Speaking publicly as a stroke survivor inspired him to talk more openly about his views on life. Passionate almost to a fault, in 2019, Kevin was the third-highest fundraiser for pro-life causes in America.

Continuing in his dedication to advancing the gospel, Sorbo directed and starred in the feature film, Let There Be Light, which he co-produced with his wife, Sam, and Dan Gordon. The team’s second movie together, Miracle in East Texas, hits theaters this fall. The Sorbo’s homeschool their three children in Florida.

The event will be hosted at Shorter University in the Winthrop King Centre.

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