By Joan C. McKinney, director, Office of University Communications
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University will host Dr. Steve Weaver, senior pastor of Farmdale Baptist Church in Frankfort, Ky., as the Baptist Heritage Lecture Series speaker at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 in the Banquet Hall of the Badgett Academic Support Center at 110 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky.
Weaver’s topic will be “The Influence of Andrew Fuller on the Evangelistic Preaching of Charles Spurgeon.” The service is free and open to the public. Everyone is invited.
Weaver has served as the senior pastor of Farmdale Baptist Church since 2008.
He is a graduate of Liberty University (Bachelor of Science) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy). Weaver completed a Ph.D. in church history under the supervisor of Dr. Thomas J. Nettles. His dissertation focused on the life and thought of the 17th century English Particular Baptist pastor, Hercules Collins.
During his time at Southern, Weaver worked closely with Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin, serving as a teaching and administrative assistant with the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies at Southern. He serves as a senior fellow for the Andrew Fuller Center.
In his post-graduate research and writing, Weaver has continued to work with the 17th Baptists, but he has also expanded his interests to include early Baptist life in Kentucky and the late 18th and early 19th century English Baptists, including Andrew Fuller.
Weaver has served as an adjunct professor at California Baptist University, North Greenville University, Boyce College and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has also served as a visiting instructor for the Center for Pioneer Church Planting. Weaver also serves as a fellow for the Center for Baptist Renewal.
Weaver is the author of “Orthodox, Puritan, Baptist: Hercules Collins (1647-1702) and Particular Baptist Identity in Early Modern England (Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2015) and the co-author/editor of four other works. He is also the author of numerous articles published in books and journals.
He and his wife, Gretta, have six children. He enjoys watching baseball and reading.
It is the mission of Campbellsville University through the Baptist Heritage Lecture Series to promote the study, discussion and research of Baptist historical events, theological distinctives, traditions and leaders who are unique and essential to understanding who Baptists are.