Bob Schipper (left) with NGU president Jimmy Epting.
Robert Jay Schipper
told the 156 December graduates at North Greenville University
that "the most important thing today is not your graduation; the most important thing is whether or not you know Jesus Christ."
Schipper is special assistant to Charles Stanley with In Touch Ministries at First Baptist Church, Atlanta, and was the keynote speaker for NGU's commencement exercises Dec. 8.
is the son of missionary parents and grew up on the mission field.
wife Tracey have two adult sons.
Their oldest, Jay, is currently serving in England with Operation Mobilization as a videographer.
Tyler is a senior at NGU and will finish his Christian studies degree in May 2012.