By Joan C. McKinney, director, Office of University Communications
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Daniel Corrie Shull, senior pastor of Burnett Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, will be the speaker for Campbellsville University’s Dialogue on Race chapel Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.
Shull was the pastor of First Baptist Church in Campbellsville from Feb. 17, 2007 until March 2011.
In 2020, Dr. John Chowning, executive assistant to the president for government, community and constituent relations, said, “The Campbellsville University Dialogue on Race was launched in the fall of 1999 and was an outgrowth of an ongoing series of discussions we had with a group of Black pastors from around the state, along with community leaders, as a way of increasing racial and ethnic understanding and discussion on the university campus.”
Dialogue on Race has been ongoing annually at CU since 1999 with no interruption and has involved several outstanding speakers as well as community and campus leaders meeting with classes to have intentional discussions on racial issues and concerns, Chowning said.
Under Shull’s leadership, Burnett Avenue Baptist Church’s congregation has experienced tremendous growth through the addition of hundreds of families into church membership, creating relevant ministries, implementing Twenty-First century technology and embracing new and dynamic ways of engaging ministry for the purposes of life transformation, according to the church’s website.
In 2013, Shull led the Burnett Avenue congregation to purchase and renovate a new church campus which facilitates four weekend worship services and a myriad of church and community activities.
In addition to preaching four times per weekend and providing leadership to his congregation, he serves on several boards for community organizations and institutions of higher education, mentors youth and is the author of a book, Detours to Greatness.
Shull holds degrees from Fisk University, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and works as an adjunct professor for Louisville area colleges.
He is the father of Daniel Harrison and Zoe Elizabeth.
At this time, masks are required for all in-person gatherings on the Campbellsville University campus. The university follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Commonwealth of Kentucky guidelines on best practices.
All chapel services are free of charge and are televised live on WLCU (Comcast Cable channel 10 and digital channel 15.1) and streamed live on the internet at wlcutv.com and http://www.facebook.com/campbellsvilleuniversity. All chapel services can be found archived on the Campbellsville University Chapel YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA4XbLolySSd7ntgt9WpXIGTjPtH2dOrB.
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 12,500 students offering over 100 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The website for complete information is www.campbellsville.edu.