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KBC officially severs ties with Georgetown College

By Caliesha Comley
Staff Writer

KY_Baptist_Con_300As of Tuesday, Nov. 12 the ministry partnership between Georgetown College and the Kentucky Baptist Convention (KBC) will terminate.
Though the covenant relationship between the college and the KBC concluded in 2009, the 176th Annual Meeting of the KBC saw the adoption of the recommendation to end remaining ties. This tie was a ministry partnership, partly composed of an agreement establishing joint funding of the GC campus minister.

The KBC ended the recommendation, “We appreciate the Baptist foundation of Georgetown College and offer our prayers for their endeavors to serve Christ and His Kingdom.”

Though the recommendation was originally submitted prior to the 2012 Annual Meeting, action was postponed to accommodate the departure of former GC President Dr. Crouch. The Georgetown College News Bureau reports, “In a recent meeting with KBC Executive Director-Treasurer Paul Chitwood, Georgetown College’s new President M. Dwaine Greene said he would like to discuss with Convention leadership future opportunities for the college to serve with the KBC in some way.”

Greene was reported to express, “Georgetown is a leader in Christian higher education in Kentucky. Its Christian mission remains firm and deeply rooted with Kentucky Baptists.”