Aug. 27, 2010
For Immediate Release
By Caleb Harris, student news writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The Rev. Gerald J. Joiner, a 1975 graduate of Campbellsville University, and pastor of Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Louisville, Ky., will be the guest speaker at the chapel service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, in the Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.
He will speak to the student body, faculty and staff, and the address is open to the public.
Joiner has served as pastor of Zion Missionary Baptist Church since January 2006.
|Rev. Gerald Joiner|
At Campbellsville University, he is a member of the Church Relations Council. As a student, Joiner played basketball for the Tigers. He has also attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Joiner has held many ministry positions including: pastor of Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minn.; associate minister of Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Roswell, Ga.; appointed missionary of the Southern Baptist Convention, director of the Baptist Fellowship Center and superintendent of missions for the Central District Baptist Association of Kentucky.
Domestically, Joiner developed a cooperative ministry with the Harriet Tubman Women’s Shelter, a substance abuse recovery program, a tutoring program and a juvenile diversion program aimed at keeping youth off the streets.
Internationally, Joiner has developed ministries for the people of South Africa and has served on the mission fields of Kenya, Africa.
Before becoming a pastor, Joiner was employed as the national sales personnel and organizational manager of the M&M/Mars candy company.
Joiner is the youngest son of the late Cleo and Doris Joiner. He is also the husband of Sister Luevern T. Joiner and the father of two sons, Taurean Delon and Gemayel Jerome Joiner. 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 campbellsville.edu.