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Organizing pastor of Jabez Missionary Baptist Church and first vice president of Progressive National Baptist Convention to speak at Campbellsville University chapel Sept. 11

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By Joan C. McKinney, director of communications, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The Rev. David Peoples, organizing pastor of Jabez Missionary Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky., who also serves as first vice president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC), will speak at Campbellsville University’s chapel at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.

Everyone is invited to attend the service.

Peoples has served as organized pastor of Jabez Missionary Baptist Church of Lexington,  since Jan. 19, 2014. He also serves as the first vice president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention Inc. (PNBC).

He has served as a national instructor in the PNBC Congress of Christian Education and  as state president of Ohio PNBC. He was the second vice moderator of Mid-West Region of PNBC and has served as regional vice president at-large of the Mid West Region PNBC. He also served as the chairman of elections of PNBC.

He served as pastor at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church of Ironton, Ohio for almost 10 years and for 3 ½ years as pastor at Centerville Missionary Baptist Church of Paris, Ky.

Peoples was educated in the Lexington Public schools and graduated from Bryan Station High School in 1990. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He has taken Master of Divinity courses at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.

He has served as a former trustee of Simmons College of Kentucky and as a chaplain for the Ironton Ohio Police Department.

Peoples has received numerous awards such as Kentucky Colonel. He had had one of his sermons published in volume 2 book of “The Best Preachers in 50 years of PNBC.”

Peoples has been married for nearly 20 years to Margaret Mosley, a certified instructor of cosmetology. They have three children: Michael, Hannah and Rodmann. He is the son of Dr. Delma Peoples of Lexington and the late Dr. Thomas H. Peoples Jr. He is one of five children.

Peoples was baptized at the age of 6 at the historic Pleasant Green Baptist Church of Lexington.

Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 12,000 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.