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Campbellsville University chapel services open to the public

By Kasey Ricketts, communications assistant, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — To help develop servant leaders, Campbellsville University offers chapel services every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel, centrally located on the main campus in Campbellsville at 401 N. Hoskins Ave.

Local and national speakers take part in the chapel services that are open to the public free of charge.

For the fall semester, the overlying theme will be “CU: A Coat of Many Colors” taken from Genesis 37:3 of the American Standard Version of the Bible.

The first chapel of the semester will be Wednesday, Aug. 30 with Rep. James Comer, (R-Ky.), representing Kentucky’s first district in the United States House of Representatives, as the speaker.

On Sept. 6, Dr. Eric Carter, dean of regional instruction and services and associate professor of sociology at Campbellsville University, will speak about the new Learning to Live Together Committee at Campbellsville University. He is the chair of the committee.

The Rev. DeWayne GoLightly, pastor of Fannie Chapel CME, in Campbellsville, known as RevRap, will speak Sept. 13.

Dr. Albert Reyes of the Buckner Group will speak Sept. 20 during “Missions Week.”

The Rev. Curtis Barnes, discipleship pastor, will speak Sept. 27 at chapel and during the annual campus revival.

Dr. Samuel C. Tolbert Jr., president of National Baptist Convention of America Inc. (NBCA), will speak during the university’s celebration of Dialogue on Race Oct. 4.

Dr. Bill Langley, pastor of Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, Ky., will be the speaker Oct. 11, and Phil Vischer, co-creator of Veggie Tales, will give an address Oct. 18. The Oct. 25 date is still being finalized.

The Rev. Neal Gordon, pastor of Church of God in Lebanon, Ky., will speak Nov. 1, and the university’s Jazz Band will perform Nov. 8.

The annual Thanksgiving service will be led by the Rev. Matt Smyzer of Louisville, Ky., Nov. 15. The service is coordinated by the Robertson Worship Committee. Smyzer is a member of the Campbellsville University Board of Trustees. There will be no chapel Nov. 22 due to Thanksgiving break.

A special Campbellsville University family Christmas service will be Nov. 29.

Everyone is invited to each chapel service.

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 5,000 students offering over 80 programs of study including 19 master’s degrees, six postgraduate areas and seven pre-professional programs.  The university has off-campus centers in Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset and Hodgenville with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro, and Summersville and a full complement of online programs.  The website for complete information is