CU to host the Rev. Ty Clenney for Heritage Day

March 22, 2012
For Immediate Release

By Tori Banks and Natasha Janes, student news writers

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University will host the Rev. Ty Clenney, retired pastor of Greensburg Baptist Church of Greensburg, Ky., for CU’s Heritage Day Wednesday, March 28 at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.

  Rev. Ty Clenney

 Rev. Ty Clenney

The event is free and open to the public.

Heritage Day at Campbellsville University is about reminiscing from where our traditions come, and Clenney will be discussing some of these traditions along with the legacy of Campbellsville University. His topic will be on “The Evidence Demands a Verdict.”

When asked what his greatest moment at Campbellsville University was, Clenney said, “Graduation in 1961 and my ordination at Campbellsville Baptist Church which Dr. J. Chester Badgett and Dr. Paul G. Horner led the service.”

Clenney began his ministry in 1960 as a music educator at Greensburg Baptist Church where he developed a graded choir program. He served as pastor of Greensburg Baptist Church from 1987 to 1999, when he retired.

He has also served as pastor of Youngers Creek Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, Immanuel Baptist Church in Danville, Stewart’s Creek Baptist Church in Lebanon, Bethlehem Baptist Church in Springfield, Calvary Baptist Church in Harrodsburg, First Baptist Church in Sandy Hook and Lucas Grove Baptist Church, all in Kentucky, and at Rolling Hills Baptist Church in Fairfield, Ohio.

Clenney has led evangelism crusades in Ghana, Africa and Venezuela, South America and has led revivals throughout Kentucky, Ohio and Georgia.

As a pastor for over 50 years, Clenney said that he has always tried his best to serve in a real, personal way that would benefit youth, churches, adults and senior adults.

He desires to use his experiences to not only help others, but also help himself grow and be used by God in new places.

Clenney graduated from Campbellsville College in 1961 with a bachelor of science degree and from Eastern Kentucky University in 1973 with a master of arts degree.

In 1989 he received his Rank I from Western Kentucky University, and he attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1961 to 1963.

Clenney has worked in collaboration with CU several times throughout his life as a member of the Church Relations Council, where he served as chair for 1993-94, and president of the CU Alumni Association from 1990 to 1991.

He is married to Scotty Lane Cocanougher Clenney, a 1961 graduate of CU who is responsible for the design of the Campbellsville University seal. They have two sons, Tim and Tom.

The Heritage Day event is part of the weekly chapel services at Campbellsville University.

Heritage Day is a day celebrated once a year on the campus of Campbellsville University in which faculty, staff, students, alumni and guests take time to remember and reflect on those that have been here before us.

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 more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is

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