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Campbellsville University chapel to host Dr. David Goatley for beginning of ‘Dialogue on Race’ at chapel Oct. 2

Campbellsville University chapel to host Dr. David Goatley for beginning of ‘Dialogue on Race’ at chapel Oct. 2


By Chosalin Morales, student news writer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University chapel will be hosting Dr. David Goatley, a Duke University professor who is a former pastor at First Baptist Church in Campbellsville, Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.

His address will be the beginning of Campbellsville University’s annual “Dialogue on Race” observance.

Goatley is a research professor of theology and the director of the Black Church Studies program at Duke University. Goatley is the executive secretary-treasurer of the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention, an international Christian mission’s agency founded in 1897 that helps churches extend their witness to the ends of the earth, and the executive director of Lott Carey International, a global relief and development agency that helps improve the quality of life in marginalized communities around the world.

Goatley holds a Ph.D. in Theology and a Master of Divinity, both from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and a Bachelor of Science degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Louisville. Goatley is a constructive theologian whose scholarship and practices at the intersection of missiology, Black Theology and leadership strategy.

“The inaugural Campbellsville University Dialogue on Race was in the fall 1999 semester as a means of facilitating intentional discussion on race, ethnicity, and related issues across the university campus. Now two decades later, the annual Dialogue is held during the month of October and involves small group conversations that focus on building better understanding and communication across racial and ethnic lines. The dialogue groups are facilitated by community leaders as well as faculty and staff,” said Dr. John Chowning, executive assistant to the president of Campbellsville University for government, community and constituent relations.

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

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
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