Dr. Lincoln Bingham to Speak at CU

                                   Sept. 23, 2009

                                                                                                         For Immediate Release


By Hillary C. Wright, student news writer

Dr. Lincoln N. Bingham,CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.—Dr. Lincoln N. Bingham, pastor of St. Paul Missionary Church at Shively Heights Baptist Church, will be speaking at Campbellsville University’s Wednesday, Sept. 30 chapel in Ransdell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky., at 10 a.m.

Bingham’s address is in conjunction with the university’s observance of Dialogue on Race.

The public is invited to attend the chapel.

“Campbellsville University is very grateful to have Dr. Lincoln Bingham as our speaker for our Sept. 30 chapel service,” said Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president.

“His chapel message will serve as a kickoff for out tenth annual ‘Dialogue on Race—Campus and Community.’ Dr. Bingham spoke at our first chapel service in 1999 when we began the annual dialogue process. No individual has done more to promote racial reconciliation and racial harmony.”

Chowning said Dr. Bingham’s life has been “committed to the ministry of reconciliation in Jesus Christ, and he has built bridges among races and ethnic groups across Kentucky and beyond.”

Bingham is also a professor at Simmons College of Kentucky, and a writer for the American Baptist Newspaper.

Bingham received his ministerial education from Boyce Bible College, Simmons Bible College and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He was pastor of the West End Baptist Church for 26 years which grew from 11 to 700 members. He has served as superintendent of missions for Central District Baptist Association, superintendent of missions for the General Association of Baptists in Kentucky, as moderator of the General Association of Baptists Convention, and has been chairman of the Greater Louisville Christian Reconciliation Ministries and Director Cooperative Ministries for the Kentucky Baptist Convention since 1984.

He has also served as a member of the Missionary African American church planting unit, the North American Mission Board, and the Southern Baptist Convention since 1976.

Bingham has received several honors including the Clarence Jordan Award, the Lyman T. Johnson Award, the Presidential Reconciliation Award, the Campbellsville University Reconciliation Award, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Reconciliation Award, the Fellowship of European Broadcasters Reconciliation Award, the President of Southern Baptist Convention Reconciliation Award and the Kentucky Baptist Reconciliation Award.

Bingham is married to Lillian Bingham; they have two children, Ava Bingham Reynolds, a CU graduate and member of the university’s Board of Trustees; and Michael W. Bingham.

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-TV-4 (Comcast Cable channel 10) and are streamed live on the Internet.


Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. 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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