Some big names came to Oakwood University at the end of April. Clifton Davis is a Hollywood personality best known for the lead role in role in the television series Amen and an Adventist preacher. Yolanda Adams is a Grammy-award winning gospel artist and Billboard magazine's 2009 pick for Number One Gospel Artist of the Decade. A local a capella group also performed, Committed which "wowed the judges" on the premiere of NBC's The Sing-Off.
They were all part of the Spring Revival at the University's Seventh-day Adventist Church. The main speaker for the event was Dr. Carlton P. Byrd, director of the Breath of Life television ministry and senior pastor of the church.