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Spring chapel series opens with Atwood speaking Jan. 11

Matt Atwood

By Gerard Flanagan, news writer and photographer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University has announced its spring 2023 chapel schedule.

The spring 2023 chapel series opens with Matt Atwood, assistant football coach at Campbellsville University, who will speak at the first chapel of the spring semester Jan. 11, 2023.

All chapels are held at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky., and are open to the public.

Atwood has served at Campbellsville University since July 2013. He is a 2009 graduate of Campbellsville University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education.

The public is invited to all chapels this semester.

Chapels are televised on WLCU (Comcast Cable channel 10 and digital channel 15), streamed on Campbellsville University’s Facebook page and can be found at

Chapel is designed to provide opportunities for corporate worship and exposure through various informative speakers and presentations.

The remaining chapel schedule is as follows:

Jan. 18—Dr. Gerald Smith, professor of African American and Africana Studies History at the University of Kentucky,  (Martin Luther King Jr. Chapel); Jan. 25—Trent Creason, campus minister at Campbellsville University (Prayer Emphasis); Feb. 1—Worship focus, speaker to be determined; Feb. 8—Dr. Ming Wang, a cataract and LASIK eye surgeon who is a clinical professor for Meharry Medical College and founding director of Wang Vision Institute, both in Nashville, Tenn. (“Sight”);

Feb. 15—Rev. Matt Smyzer, pastor of Beargrass Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky. (Black History Month); Feb. 22—Pastor Brandon Blair (Gideon guest speaker); March 1—Pastor Christian Naylor, pastor of senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Russell Springs, Ky., and 2018 and 2021graduate of Campbellsville University;

March 15—Erin Jarrett, director of counseling services at Campbellsville University; March 22—Shajuana Ditto, a 2009 and 2013 graduate of Campbellsville University; March 29—Kenny Rager, a 2008 graduate of Campbellsville University, Kentucky Baptist Convention evangelism;

April 5—Dr. Joseph Hopkins, president of Campbellsville University (Holy Week); April 12—student panel discussion on “Leaving a Legacy”; April 19—Michael “Sarge” Pollock, state representative for the 51st District and a 1989 graduate of Campbellsville College, speaking on the meaning of community; and April 26—Honors Day.

There is no chapel March 8 due to Spring Break.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university that offers over 100 programs including doctoral, master, bachelor, associate and certificate programs. The website for complete information is