DPI to Feature Lonnie Turner and Dr. John Mark Toby

Sept. 11, 2009

For Immediate Release


By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University’s “Dialogue on Public Issues” will feature Lonnie Turner, a CU graduate who is a field personnel for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and Dr. John Mark Toby, president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention and pastor of Beacon Hill Baptist Church in Somerset, Ky., for shows during the next two weeks.

            Turner’s show will air Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 13, 14 and 16, on TV-4, Comcast Cable Channel 10.
            The show with Turner, who is interviewed by John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, will air Sunday, Sept. 13 at 8 a.m.; Monday, Sept. 14, at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

             Turner is in Zambia where he has served since the 1970s. The interview will feature his work, along with his wife, Fran Turner. Fran Turner found out the largest needs in the area is fresh water. A well costs $2,000, and the Turners are active in securing wells in the area.

            Toby’s show will air Sunday, Sept. 20 at 8 a.m.; Monday, Sept. 21, at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

            Toby spoke concerning Baptist issues and his role as pastor of Beacon Hill Baptist Church and president of the KBC.
            Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in the south. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.   


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