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Campbellsville University to host Dr. Elijah Brown for annual Baptist Heritage Lecture Series and chapel

Campbellsville University to host Dr. Elijah Brown for annual Baptist Heritage Lecture Series and chapel 1By Zoe McAninch, student intern writer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Elijah Brown, general secretary of Baptist World Alliance (BWA), will present the annual Baptist Heritage Lecture Series on Tuesday, March 26 at 6 p.m. in the Banquet Hall of the Badgett Academic Learning Center at 110 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky.

His lecture will be on “Blessed are the Peacemakers: Engaging in Justice Today.”

Brown will be speaking at a chapel service on Wednesday, March 27 at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.

Both events are free and the public is invited to attend.

In 2007, Brown was named one of 35 global emerging leaders by the BWA. He is past BWA regional secretary for North America and general secretary for the North American Baptist Fellowship.

Brown is originally from the state of Texas in the United States, assumed the position of general secretary of the BWA in January 2018.

Brown was the executive vice president of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, a Christian human rights organization based in Virginia, and was previously associate professor of Religion at East Texas Baptist University where he was founding director of the Freedom Center.

Brown earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Texas with a double major in religion and history, and a Ph.D. in Divinity with a focus on World Christianity from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

Brown is married to Amy Brown and is the father of Hudson, Sahara and Keziah.

The Baptist Heritage Lecture Series promotes the study, discussion and research of Baptist historical events, traditions and leaders who are unique and essential to understanding who Baptists are.

Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 12,000 students offering over 90 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The university has off-campus centers in Kentucky cities Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville, all in Kentucky, and one in Costa Mesa, Calif., and a full complement of online programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.

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.