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Dr. Robert Browning to be guest speaker for CU Thanksgiving chapel service


Nov. 3, 2015
For Immediate Release

By Shelby Hall, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Dr. Robert Browning, pastor of First Baptist Church in Frankfort, Ky., will be the guest speaker for Campbellsville University’s Thanksgiving Chapel Service on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 10 Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.

This event is made possible by a grant from the Reuben and Jewel Robertson Worship Endowment Program.
Everyone is invited to the program.

Dr. Robert Browning
Dr. Robert Browning

Browning became the pastor of First Baptist on Oct. 2, 2011. Previously, he had been the pastor at Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1998 until 2011. Before that, he was the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Somerset, Ky., from 1982 until 1998. While he was the pastor at Somerset, he served as president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention in 1994-95.

Browning lived in Frankfort from 1974 until 1977, when he was the pastor at North Fork in the Switzer community during his days as a student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.
Browning is a Kentucky native, having grown up in Greenville, Ky.

He was licensed and ordained to the gospel ministry by the First Baptist Church of Greenville.He and his wife, Jackie, have three children and four grandchildren.

Browning said he is proud of his Baptist heritage and works with other Baptists through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship to spread the gospel, build bridges of goodwill and understanding among all people, promote the cause of justice and meet the needs of those who are struggling.

The Reuben and Jewel Robertson Worship Endowment Program’s purpose statement is to encourage authenticity and vitality in the corporate worship of Baptist people.

The program has five key goals — first, to encourage the rediscovery of biblical and historical roots of Christian worship; second, to study Baptist traditions in worship; third, to assist the revitalization of all elements of worship, including overall structure, prayers, music and other art forms, preaching, ordinances, silence, and scripture; fourth, to develop greater inclusiveness in worship in the language about the people of God and God, the ethnic and gender identity, and the encouragement of lay leadership and congregational participation of all ages; and fifth, to increase ecumenical awareness of other worship traditions including celebration of the church year.

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 and are televised live on WLCU (Comcast Cable channel 10 and digital channel 23.0).

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 3,500 students offering over 80 programs of study including 24 master’s degrees, seven postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is