By Scarlett Birge, student news writer, Office of University Communications
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. James E. Jones, pastor at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and member of the Campbellsville University Board of Trustees, will be speaking at Campbellsville University’s Wednesday, Feb. 26 chapel service at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.
Jones previously served at Campbellsville Baptist Church for more than 20 years, as well as Valley View Baptist Church and Eastern Hills Baptist Church.
He serves on the Campbellsville University Board of Trustees and is a member of the Office of Church Outreach’s Kingdom Advance Network. Jones also works with the Office of Church Outreach and has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Campbellsville University School of Theology.
Jones was moderator of the Taylor County Baptist Association, president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention (KBC) from 1989 until 1990, and a member of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee from 1983 until 1991.
He has participated in many mission trips to Brazil, Russia, Venezuela, Kenya, Hong Kong, China, Poland and Honduras.
Jones has received the “Citizen of the Year” award from Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce twice.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Samford University in 1957. He earned a Bachelor of Divinity in 1961 and Doctorate of Ministry in 1982 from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He is married to Martha Elizabeth Bell Jones, and they have three children, Angela, Darlene and Byron E. Jones, as well as five grandchildren.
All chapels are open to the public free of charge and are televised live on WLCU (Comcast Cable channel 10 and digital channel 15) and are streamed live on the internet at wlcutv.com.
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 11,500 students offering over 100 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The university has Kentucky based off-campus centers in Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville. Out-of-state centers include two in California at Los Angeles and Lathrop, located in the San Francisco Bay region. The website for complete information is www.campbellsville.edu.
Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.