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The Rev. Matthew Smyzer, trustee member, to speak at MLK event Jan. 22

                                                                                                                                                                 Jan. 17, 2014
For Immediate Release

By Lucas Pennington, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY. — Campbellsville University will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with guest speaker the Rev. Matt Smyzer, CU trustee/pastor of Beargrass Missionary Baptist Church and superintendent of missions for Central District Association of Baptists and executive director of the Baptist Fellowship Center of Louisville, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Ransdell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

Greater Campbellsville United is a co-sponsor of the event, and Joshua Percell and Courageous will perform.

 Rev. Matthew Smyzer
Rev. Matthew Smyzer

Smyzer holds an associate degree as a physician assistant obtained from Brook Army Educational Center in Houston, Texas. He also holds an associate degree in medical laboratory technology from Louisville College, and a bachelor of arts in Biblical literature from Simmons Bible College.

“The legacy and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. remain alive in 2014, work remains to be done to achieve what Dr. King lived and died for, and we move forward in the pursuit of a culture in which people are judged not by the ‘color of their skin but by the content of their character,’” Dr. John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, said.

“The entire CU community of faculty, staff, coaches, and students, as well as the community at large, are encouraged to join us at 7 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel for this evening of worship and commitment to continue serving our community and nation in the pursuit of fulfilling Dr. King’s dream,” he said.

Smyzer is a native of Pee Wee Valley, Ky. He is married to Joann E. Carter. Together they have two children Felicia A. and Michika J. Smyzer.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.