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Board of Trustees member Joel Carwile to speak at chapel

Feb 7, 2013
For Immediate Release

By Samantha Stevenson, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The Rev. Joel Carwile, senior pastor of the Valley View Church in Louisville, Ky. since 2007, will speak at Campbellsville University’s weekly chapel service on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m. at Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

  Rev. Joel Carwile

 Rev. Joel Carwile

Carwile, who has been described as a “straight forward revival style preacher,” is a member of the CU Board of Trustees and Church Relations Council.

Carwile began his ministry in 1989 as interim pastor of the New Grove Baptist Church in Blanche, Tenn. After a short tenure at New Grove, he was called to the First Union Baptist Church where he helped take the congregation grow from 19 in Sunday school and 26 in worship service his first Sunday to over 400 members.

Carwile graduated from West Limestone High School in 1982. From there, he attended Calhoun Community College and later the University of North Alabama. He graduated from Liberty University in 1998 with a bachelor of science degree in religion. He also earned a master of theology degree from Campbellsville University in 2009.

Carwile’s postgraduate studies include the George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Carwile is writing his dissertation about leadership in emerging culture for his doctor of ministry degree.

Carwile has been granted an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Coral Ridge Baptist University.

Carwile and his wife, Jo Ellen, have one son, “Ezekiel” Zeke.

Chapel is designed to provide opportunities for corporate worship and exposure through a variety of informative speakers and presentations.

All chapels are open to the public free of charge and are televised live on WLCU (Comcast Cable channel 10).

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.