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FEATURE PHOTO: ‘Brother Jed’ returns, again

Jed Smock, a member of Campus Ministry USA, returned to Eastern’s campus to preach his faith in the Library Quad on Tuesday afternoon. The campus police supervised the event as Smock spoke about drugs, sex and streaking.
October 8, 2019

Jed Smock, a member of Campus Ministry USA, returned to Eastern’s campus to preach his faith in the Library Quad on Tuesday afternoon. The campus police supervised the event as Smock spoke about drugs,...

Brother Jed makes his comeback: Students engage with provocative campus preacher

September 17, 2019

Condoms, counter-preaching and criticism. These were all topics of discussion in the Library Quad Tuesday afternoon. Jed and Cindy Smock, campus preachers, returned to Eastern for their 47th year...

Campus Ministry USA returns

September 18, 2017

The Campus Ministry USA, led by Brother Jed Smock, engaged in arguments with students outside of Coleman Hall. Brother Ryan Christian aided Jed in his ministry because Jed’s wife, Cindy was attacked...

Students make signs in effort to counter protest

Elizabeth Wilson, a freshman 2d studio art major examines her winged sign which reads ‘Love is love’ which she made in preperation for a visit from Father Jed, whose controversial campus preaching tactics cause negative feelings. “i just think that we need to spread more love around so he dosn’t hurt anyone. I’ve been personaly insulted by Brother Jed and I know it hurts people to be told that their lifestyles are wrong” says Wilson
February 21, 2017

As the weather is warming up, many students are anticipating the return of Brother Jed. Brother Jed is a religious preacher known for appearing on Eastern’s campus and shouting crude comments about...

Local churches respond to Brother Jed

Paige Roberts, the campus minister at the Wesley Foundation, posts up the Grace Space signs in protest to Mikhail Savenko and Ryan Simpkins speaks with students on Monday in the Library Quad. Roberts said the Grace Space allowed them to silently counter protest against radical evangelists.
October 12, 2015

As a man goes from state to state in order to express his thoughts to students of America, ministries around Eastern’s campus try to stay level-headed about his expressive evangelization. Brother...

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