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Best-selling author Dr. Stephen Mansfield to address Westminster Academy Class of 2023

Westminster Academy is excited to share that the commencement speaker for the graduating class of 2023 will be New York Times best-selling author Dr. Stephen Mansfield.

By Westminster Academy April 2023
Originally published in Westminster Academy Website

Westminster Academy is excited to share that this year’s commencement speaker will be New York Times best-selling author Dr. Stephen Mansfield. His timely message and personal example will inspire graduates to build on the foundation laid while at Westminster Academy and to pursue Kingdom purposes beyond college.

You have a destiny, but your destiny is fulfilled by investing in the destinies of others.

These words are the lifeblood of Dr. Mansfield’s work and the reason why this author, entrepreneur, and popular speaker is often to be found serving vital social causes.

In recent years Dr. Mansfield has been captured by the cause of the Kurds. It has led him to write a book about the Iraqi Kurds, give a TEDx talk about “The Most Famous Unknown People in the World,” and issue an international call for the creation of a Kurdish homeland.

Dr. Mansfield is also deeply concerned about the current state of manhood. To help reverse the downward trend of modern masculinity, he has written leading books on the subject, appeared in major media, spoken at conferences around the world, and launched the GreatMan movement to train men in the art of noble manhood.

In 2002, he came to international attention with his book, The Faith of George W. Bush, which landed on the New York Times bestseller list twice, won numerous awards, and was a source for Oliver Stone’s acclaimed movie W, a chronicle of President Bush’s rise to the presidency. This groundbreaking book led to a string of influential works over the next two decades. Dr. Mansfield wrote noted studies of American soldiers at war, Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln, the Guinness brewing company, Pope Benedict XVI, Winston Churchill, Jesus Christ, Oprah Winfrey, and, of course, the Kurds and modern men.

While managing his busy writing and speaking life, he founded a company that helps prominent figures and top organizations produce high-quality books. He began training leaders, often appearing at conferences around the world. He also began coaching leaders to speak well, something he has done with politicians, leading artists, bestselling authors, and at major universities. Dr. Mansfield is a Senior Fellow of Public Leadership at Palm Beach Atlantic University, where he teaches and coaches current and future leaders. He was also named a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Faith and Culture, a ministry of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church with a mission to restore Christian influence in our society for the sake of the world.

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