The Daily Eastern News

FEATURE PHOTO: ‘Brother Jed’ returns, again

FEATURE PHOTO: ‘Brother Jed’ returns, again

Elizabeth Wood, Photo Editor

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, sex and streaking.

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

Corryn Brock, Elizabeth Taylor

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 of preaching, and many students came to listen to, engage with and observe the Smocks. Many of the students who attended were visibly upset with the messages the ...

Campus Ministry USA returns

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

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 by a student at Illinois State University and her ankle was broken. Sophomore pre-nursing major Whitney...

Students make signs in effort to counter protest

Students make signs in effort to counter protest

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

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 women and members of the LGBTQ community. In preparation for this, students, faculty members and...

Local churches respond to Brother Jed

Local churches respond to Brother Jed

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

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 George Edward “Jed” Smock Jr. is an Evangelist spreading the word of God by talking publically. Brother...

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