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Aug. 28, 2008

For Immediate Release



By Hillary C. Wright, student news writer


CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.— Dr. Roger S. “Sing” Oldham, vice president for convention relations with the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, will be the speaker for Campbellsville University’s Chapel Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel. Everyone is invited.


Oldham has been in pastoral ministry for 26 years. He has been serving as pastor of First Baptist Church in Martin, Tenn., for the past 21 years


Oldham, a 1973 graduate of Iroquois High School in Louisville, received a bachelor of arts degree at Western Kentucky University in 1977. He received his master of divinity in 1980 and a doctorate of theology in 1985 from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.


He has done additional study through the Continuing Education Department of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the joint sponsorship of the faculties of the six Southern Baptist seminaries.


Oldham has held several positions throughout his career in pastoral ministry. He has served as moderator, missions development director and Sunday School director. He has also served as vice president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention as well as on several of the TBC committees.

He has also served and chaired the board of the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes. He has also served on the Board of Trustees at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and was a member of the Southern Baptist Convention Committee in Nominations and the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention. He has also served three terms as president of the National Alumni Associations of Mid-American Baptist Theological Seminary.

He taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of Tennessee at Martin 14 years and an adjunct faculty member in the doctor of ministry program at Mid-America Seminary 15 years.

He has led numerous mission trips to the Midwest and overseas and has lectured in Poland, Canada and Ukraine.


Oldham has written Sunday school lessons for the Tennessee Baptist and Reflector and has written several sermons and articles published in Mid-America Theological Journal, Pursuits, Church Administration, Growing Churches, Let’s Worship, Proclaim!, R.G. Lee Center Papers in Christian Ministry and SBC Life.


He and his wife, Debbie, have three daughters.

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 2,405 students who represent 98 Kentucky counties, 25 states and 36 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.