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Buckner International President to Speak at Chapel During Missions Week

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By Matthew M. Billiot, student news writer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. –Dr. Albert Reyes, president and CEO of Buckner International, will speak to Campbellsville University students, faculty and staff on Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. chapel in Ransdell Chapel.

He has served as president and CEO since 2012, before this he was the president of Buckner Children and Family Services. Buckner International is a faith- based, global nonprofit organization that was founded in 1879.

He was previously the president of Baptist University of the Americas, the manager of Sprint’s National Customer Service Call Center and a pastor at three churches.

Reyes studied at Angelo State University where he got his bachelor of business administration in management. After completing his undergraduate degree, he went to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary to get a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry in Missiology. The last degree he obtained was a doctor of philosophy in global leadership from Andrews University.

He is married to Dr. Belinda Alvarado Reyes, and they have three children, Joshua, David and Thomas.

He and his wife live in Dallas, Texas where they are members of Park Cities Baptist Church.

In the last four years he has published two books, “The Jesus Agenda: Becoming an Agent of Redemption” and “Hope Now: Peace, Healing, and Justice when the Kingdom Comes Near.”

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

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 12,000 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

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 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.