Campbellsville University to host CME bishop at chapel Feb. 22

Feb. 7, 2017
For Immediate Release

Bishop Marvin Frank Thomas Sr.

By Green Okparaoko, student news writer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Bishop Marvin Frank Thomas Sr., who is the 62nd bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church of Cincinnati, Ohio, will be speaking at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 at chapel in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.

The chapel service is open to the public.

Thomas serves as the presiding bishop of the Second Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, which includes the Kentucky and Ohio Central Indiana regions.

He also serves as the chair of the denomination’s Department of Lay Ministry and the acting pastor of the Metropolitan Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Prior to his election as bishop, Thomas served as the seventh president/dean of The Phillips School of Theology “The Seminary of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church” at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, Ga. and the pastor of the Good News Community CME Church in Lithonia, Ga.

While at ITC, Thomas also served as the chair of the Council of Deans and an adjunct instructor. He was the vice president for student affairs and a member of the religion faculty at Lane College in Jackson, Tenn.

He has also served as a member of the religion faculty and student services staff at Stillman College in Alabama.

Thomas has the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in sociology, a master of divinity degree and the doctor of ministry degree.

Thomas is a native of Tuscaloosa, Ala. He is the second of six children born to Minnie Thomas Brown. He has two children: Kourtney Lea Thomas and Marvin Frank Thomas Jr. and one grandson, Kameron.

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 4,500 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

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