Campbellsville University hosts speakers for chapel series

Aug. 31, 2010
For Immediate Release

By Tawny Vilchis, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University’s chapel series for the fall semester, which is open to the public, have been announced by Ed Pavy, director of campus ministries at CU and chair of the chapel committee.

Each chapel program is at 10 a.m. each Wednesday of the semester in the Ransdell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.

The Rev. Gerald Joiner, pastor of Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Louisville, Ky., and 1975 Campbellsville University alumnus, is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, Sept. 8. Joiner is a member of the CU Church Relations Council and was an appointed missionary of the Southern Baptist Conventionand served in Kenya, Africa in 1986.

The Rev. Brian Jennings, young adult minister in Raleigh, N.C., is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Jennings is working on his master of divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and speaks at campus revival engagements.

The Rev. Rick Howerton, a small group-ologist from Nashville, Tenn., is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Howerton is the author of Destination Community: Small Group Ministry Manual and has rooted a church called The Bridge in Spring Hill, Tenn.He is a 1981 graduate of Campbellsville College.

Dr. Eric A. Johnson, pastor of Greater Galilee Church in Louisville, Ky., is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, Sept. 29. Johnson became pastor at Greater Galilee in 1995. He combines theology with preaching andhas a Ph.D. in Theology.

The Rev. Jamey Ragle, of Life Building Ministries, is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Ragle began conducting and speaking at conferences andhas been featured on TBN, PTL and Living the Life. He has shared the stage with Chris Tomlin, Jeff Foxworth and actor Steven Baldwin.

Dr. Richard Ehrenreich, director of the University Programs Division of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, Oct. 13.

Dr. Don Mathis, first two-time president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Mathis is the first vocational evangelist ever elected as KBC president.

Dr. Eric Bruns, associate professor of psychology at Campbellsville University, is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, Oct. 27. Last year, Bruns spoke on H1N1, “Happy One or Not One,” this year the title of his speech is “The Desires of Every Heart.”
Campbellsville University Jazz Band, directed by Jennifer Tinnell, is scheduled to perform on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Dr. Ben Lowe, co-coordinator of Renewal, is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, Nov.10. Renewal is a grassroots student movement answering God’s call to renew creation through prayer service and advocacy.

Dr. Simon J. Gathercole, professor of divinity at University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England, is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Gathercole is the author of The Gospel of Judas (Oxford University Press, 2007) and many other publications. His academic interest is the interpretation of the New Testament.

Chapel is designed to provide opportunities for corporate worship and exposure through of 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 are streamed live on the Internet.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with over 3,000 students offering 45 undergraduate programs, 16 master’s degrees and five postgraduate areas. The website for complete information is


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