CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. John Chowning, executive assistant to the president of Campbellsville University for government, community and constituent relations, gave a presentation on multigenerational ministry in the 21st century at the General Association of Baptists in Kentucky’s (GABKY) 75th annual Pastors Conference in Louisville at the Galt House Feb. 11-14.
The conference was attended by pastors and other church leaders from the approximate 500 plus member local churches comprising the GABKY. Several churches from Taylor, Adair and Green counties were represented at the event. Others from Campbellsville University also attended the conference.
Chowning’s presentation was part of the group’s Coleman-Awkard-Walker (CAW) lecture series. It is named in honor of Dr. Thurman Coleman, Dr. Russell Awkard and the late Dr. T. Vaughn Walker.
Chowning, pastor of Saloma Baptist Church in Taylor County, was introduced by the Rev. Matt Smyzer, Campbellsville University trustee who is pastor of Beargrass Missionary Baptist Church, and one of the GABKY vice moderators. The Rev. James Washington, pastor of New Zion Baptist Church in Adair County, opened the session with prayer.
The conference featured several workshops and worship sessions. Church security was one of the topics discussed in the breakout sessions. The Zion District Association was well represented throughout the conference.
The General Association is an assembly of some 525 Black Missionary Baptist Churches throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky, representing approximately 175,000 members of the Christian faith community. The theme of the conference was “Dedicated to Serving the Lord” from Luke 9:57-62.
Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 13,000 students offering more than 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 Kentucky instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville. The university also has a full complement of online programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.