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Brogdon, chair of Religious Studies Department at Simmons College, to speak at chapel Feb. 5

By Kaitlyn Fowler, student news writer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Dr. Lewis Brogdon, visiting professor of Preaching and Black Studies at Baptist Seminary of Kentucky and chair of the Religious Studies Department at Simmons College, will speak at Campbellsville University chapel Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.

The public is invited to hear Brogdon who is a popular preacher, lecturer and panelist.

Being an ordained minister of 26 years, he has pastored churches in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. Brogdon served numerous positions in both undergraduate and graduate colleges/universities as either a professor or an assistant professor.

Brogdon was an assistant professor of New Testament and Black Church Studies and Religion and Biblical Studies at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary at Claflin University. He was also an associate professor of Christian Studies at Bluefield College.

Brogdon was the founding director of Louisville Presbyterian Seminary’s Black Church Studies program. He was also the provost at Simmons College of Kentucky. He was the dean of institutional effectiveness and research at Bluefield College.

Brogdon has lectured at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, Interdenominational Theological Center, the University of Chicago Divinity School, Claflin University and Radford University on nihilism in black America.

Brogdon was a keynote speaker at a city-wide Martin Luther King dinner in Dayton, Ohio.

Brogdon received an invitation to the White House in 2014. Brogdon has written multiple books such as “A Companion to Philemon” and “The Spirituality of Black Preaching.”

He has been a special guest on Black Politics Today and presents workshops at major conferences like Hampton Ministers Conference at Hampton University, the Global 21 Congress in Jerusalem and the annual congress for the National Baptist Convention of America (NBCA).

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 and digital channel 23.0) and are streamed live on the internet at wlcutv.com.

For information about chapel, call the Office of Campus Ministries at (270) 789-5227.Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 14,000 students offering over 100 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The university has Kentucky based off-campus centers in Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville. Out-of-state centers include two in California at Los Angeles and Lathrop, located in the San Francisco Bay region. The website for complete information is www.campbellsville.edu.

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools of Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.