Oct. 29, 2015
For Immediate Release
By Rosemary Flores, student news writer
|Rev. Samuel C. Tolbert Jr.|
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The Rev. Samuel C. Tolbert Jr., president of the National Baptist Convention of America Inc., will be the guest speaker during Campbellsville University’s chapel Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.
Everyone is invited free of charge.
On June 25, 2014, Tolbert was elected the 15th President of the National Baptist Convention of America International Inc. The National Baptist Convention of America is an organization that seeks to “positively impact and influence the spiritual, educational, social and economic conditions of all humankind.” Immediately after his election, Tolbert began leading the NBCA to push “a Christ-centered urban agenda.”
Tolbert is a recognized civic leader. He serves on the board of supervisors for the Southern University System and on the Board of Trustees of Florida Memorial University and Morehouse Colleges’ School of Divinity.
He formerly pastored the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Cameron, La., and has served as pastor of the Greater Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church in Lake Charles, La. for the past 30 years.
Tolbert also serves as president of Greater St. Mary Community Development Foundation, the president and chief executive officer of Strategic Faith Leadership Ministries and as the coordinator of Disaster Relief – North America for Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention.
Tolbert was reared in Lake Charles, La. A graduate of the Historically Black Bishop College in Dallas, Texas, he earned his Bachelor’s of Arts in Religion and Philosophy with a minor in Speech Education. He has also received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Union Baptist College and Theological Seminary and a Master’s from Payne Theological Seminary. He is pursuing a Doctorate in Ministry at Stephen Olford Center at Union University in Memphis, Tenn.
Chapel is designed to provide opportunities for corporate worship and explosure 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).
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 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.