By Bethany Boils, student news writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Joel Carwile, pastor of Valley View Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., will speak during Campbellsville University’s chapel series on Wednesday, Sept. 10 in the Ransdell Chapel.
Carwile, at the rank of colonel, is chaplain in the Alabama State Defense Force where he has served since 2003. He officiated as professor in the bachelor and master’s program at Whitesburg Heritage Bible College in Huntsville, Ala. He also attended the University of North Alabama and Liberty University.
He is pursuing the master of theology degree at Campbellsville University’s Louisville Campus and is scheduled to graduate in May 2009.
Carwile is a 1982 graduate of West Limestone High School. He graduated from Calhoun Community College in 1998 with a bachelor of science in religion. He received a master of ministry and doctor of ministry degree from Covington Theological Seminary.
Carwile received the honorary doctor of divinity in church growth in 2005 at Coral Ridge Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Tenn.
Carwile is the son of Bobby and Gayle Carwile who reside in Athens, Ala. He is married to Jo Mahan Carwile, and they have one son, Zeke Carwile, who is two years old.
Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,405 students who represent 98 Kentucky counties, 25 states and 36 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.