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April 12, 2007
For Immediate Release

CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY, CAMPBELLSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH TO HOST PRESIDENT OF SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION

By Joan C. McKinney, director of university communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Frank Page, pastor of Taylors First Baptist Church in Taylors, South Carolina, and president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will be preaching at Campbellsville Baptist Church Wednesday, April 18, during the 6:30 p.m. EDT worship time.

Page will also be speaking at Campbellsville University at 10:30 a.m. April 18 during the dedication of the new George W. and Marie T. Ransdell Chapel on the university campus.

In announcing Page’s visit, Campbellsville Baptist Church Senior Pastor Skip Alexander said, “We’re very pleased to be hosting Dr. Frank Page in our Wednesday evening service during his visit to Campbellsville-Taylor County.  We certainly invite other churches in the community, including our fellow Taylor County Baptist Association churches, to join us for this very special time as we host our convention president.  It’s a privilege to have Dr. Page in our community and our church.”

Dr. Robert Clark, director of missions for the Taylor County Baptist Association, said, “The churches of Taylor County Baptist Association welcome Dr. Frank Page as he speaks at Campbellsville Baptist Church.  We anticipate his challenge of cooperation in making Kingdom connections – We pray for his leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention.”

As one of the speakers at the dedication of the Ransdell Chapel, Page will deliver words of dedication and devotion.

“We are honored and delighted to have Dr. Page in Campbellsville and on the campus of Campbellsville University,” said Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

“What better way to dedicate our chapel than have the president of the Southern Baptist Convention as one of the speakers. We are so pleased he could be with us for this special occasion in the life of Campbellsville University.”

Page’s speaking experience includes revivals, Bible conferences, family life conferences, lecture series at colleges and seminary chapels, and evangelism training conferences across the nation and overseas.  His speaking engagements have taken him around the world to such places as Germany, Norway, Mexico, Israel, Ecuador, Australia, Nigeria, Brazil, Canada, and Africa.  He has also taught adjunctively for both Southeastern and Southwestern seminaries.

Page is a native of Robbins, N.C. He holds the Ph.D. degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Prior to that, he received the master of divinity degree, also from Southwestern Seminary.  He also received the bachelor of science degree with honors from Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina, with a major in psychology and minors in sociology and Greek.

He is married to Dayle Gibson of Huntersville, N.C., and is the father of three daughters. 

Everyone is invited to the events during which Page speaks.

Campbellsville University, now celebrating her Centennial year, 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 2,310 students who represent 100 Kentucky counties, 32 states and 28 foreign nations. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” 14 consecutive years as one of the leading Southern master’s colleges and universities, Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his eighth year as president.