Speakers for Spring Chapel Series Announced
Submitted on January 29, 2018
Presenters have been confirmed and are now announced for the spring, 2018 “Beautiful Things” Chapel Services at Georgetown College. These inspiring monthly services are open to the community-at-large as well as students, faculty, and staff. Each service which begins at 11 a.m. includes uplifting prayer and music as well as a thoughtful message.
Here is the schedule:
Tuesday, Jan. 30
Don ‘Buck P’ Creacy
Professional Oral Storyteller
Stamping Ground, Ky.
Tuesday, Feb. 27
Rev. Dr. Eric Johnson
Pastor, Greater Galilee Baptist Church
Tuesday, March 27
Rev. Antonio Allen
Associate Pastor, Consolidated Baptist Church
Tuesday, Apr. 17
Rev. Tami Coleman
Director of Connectional Ministries
Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
Note: this will also be the Summer Ministry Commissioning Service
Tuesday, May 1
Last Chapel (speaker to be determined)
About the speakers:
You may have heard Don ‘Buck P’ Creacy on the radio, read his weekly articles in the Georgetown, Ky. paper, or seen him perform live in Taiwan, England, Israel, or Palestine or anywhere in the USA and Canada. Creacy creates magic with his stories throughout Kentucky and beyond to include University Halls and Corporate Board Rooms. Both a Humorist and a Storyteller, Buck shares his wit and wisdom with tall tales, heart stories, Bible tales, and family stories.
Rev. Dr. Eric Johnson became the pastor of Greater Galilee Church in 1995. He is the past Moderator of the Central District Baptist Association and has previously served as second and first Vice Moderator. He is the Past President of the Louisville City-Wide Revival, and an instructor and lecturer for the National Baptist Convention. He has served as the late night preacher for NBC, USA, Inc. Dr. Johnson’s efforts in 2006 consummated a partnership with Georgetown College for inner-city students. He has served as preaching professor at Simmons College of Kentucky and adjunct professor of preaching at Campbellsville University.
Rev. Antonio Allen as associate pastor of Consolidated Baptist Church serves youth and young adults in his ministry. Rev Allen announced his calling to the ministry and preached his initial sermon in February 2005 at Hopewell Ministries. To gain a deeper understanding of God's Word and to garner more tools for preaching, he pursued theological training earning a Bachelor’s of Science (B.S.) in Pastor Care & Leadership from Campbellsville University in 2011 followed by a Masters in Theology (MTh) in 2013. Rev Allen served 3 years as Youth Pastor at the Greater Galilee Baptist Church in Louisville.
As Director of Connectional Ministries, Rev. Tami Coleman serves as “steward of the vision of the annual conference,” according to the website of Kentucky Annual Conference of United Methodist Church. This includes “development clarification, interpretation, and embodiment of the vision; to serve as leader of the continuous process of transformation and renewal necessary for the annual conference to be faithful to our Christian identity in a changing world; to ensure alignment of the total resources of the conference to its vision; to ensure the connections among the local, district, annual conference, and general church ministries for the purpose of networking, resourcing, and communicating their shared ministry.”
The speaker for the Last Chapel, a faculty member, will be chosen from among nominations by students, faculty, and staff and announced at a later date. The individual selected for this traditional closing chapel service most often weaves aspects of their spiritual journey into these parting words of wisdom.
The annual chapel services are coordinated by the Office of Faith and Service. Rev. Dr. Bryan Langlands is the director and campus minister.