By Rachel Crenshaw, student news writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.—Tyra Lokey-Robinson, sign-art evangelist from Hope Community Church in Franklin, Ky., will be the speaker at Campbellsville University’s chapel series Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Ransdell Chapel at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend.
Lokey-Robinson has been founder of the sign-art ministries, a sign language ministry that reaches the deaf and hearing impaired, at Hope Community Church since 1992. According to the church’s Web site, www.hopecommunitychurch.net, sign-art is a collaboration of mime, interpretive movement, dance, television sign, English sign and American Sign Language arranged together in music in order to illustrate and portray the message of Jesus Christ.
Lokey-Robinson said on her Web site, tyralokey.com, “It is the gift He gave me to reach the world for Him. Sign-art is sign language with a touch of God’s almighty hand. Through Christ sign-art takes you to a whole new level of worship.”
The Web site also said Lokey-Robinson travels all over the world sharing the love and hope of Christ. She ministers through music and testimony of not only her life, but of what she sees as God moves throughout her ministry.
Lokey-Robinson ministry includes over 800 ministry teams that consist throughout seven countries. Her ministry teams demonstrate sing-art at several different events including weekend workshops, conferences, disciple-nows, vacation Bible schools, women’s retreats, youth services and Sunday morning/evening services.
In addition, she has been the youth pastor at First Baptist Church at Calvert City, Ky., for six years.
Lokey-Robinson graduated from Murray State University is 1997 with a mass communication degree in radio and television broadcasting.
Lokey-Robinson currently has over 40 demonstrational DVDs that gives instructions about how to teach music and drama in sign. In addition, she has a DVD available for purchasing that depicts her testimony.
She is married to Jerry Robinson, and together they have one child, Lyrica Brooklyn Robinson, born Sept. 20, 2007.
Chapel is designed to provide opportunities for corporate worship and exposure through a variety of informative speakers and presentations.
All chapels are open to the public free of charge.
For information, call the Office of Campus Ministries at (270) 789-5227.
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 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 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.