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New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Leader Speaks at Mississippi College

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary President Chuck Kelley, Jr.

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary President Chuck Kelley, Jr. will deliver the annual Evangelism Lecture at Mississippi College.

The seminary’s eighth president, Kelley is booked to speak to hundreds of MC students during chapel at First Baptist Church Clinton on February 27. The public is invited to the 10:50 a.m. program.

“Sharing the Gospel Message with All People Groups” will be his topic that Tuesday.

That afternoon in Aven Hall, the NOBTS leader will discuss topics focusing on racial reconciliation, poverty, multicultural church ministries and ministry in urban areas.  The Baylor University graduate will speak to students, faculty and others at afternoon seminars from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Prior to being named president, Dr. Kelley served as director of the Leavell Center for Evangelism and Church Growth and chaired the Pastoral Ministries Division at the seminary. He’s authored several books, articles and evangelism training materials.

Dr. Kelley is well-known in Southern Baptist Convention circles for his dynamic preaching along with his expertise in evangelism and church growth.

The 65-year-old New Orleans resident is a native of Beaumont, Texas. He continues to serve as a professor of Evangelism at the seminary in the Crescent City.

His wife, Rhonda Harrington Kelley, serves as a professor of women’s ministry and Christian speaker, writer and media personality.

Wayne VanHorn, dean of Christian Studies & the Arts at Mississippi College, is delighted to welcome Kelley to the Clinton campus.

“Dr. Chuck Kelley is a lifelong friend, a capable administrator and a faithful preacher of the Gospel,” VanHorn said.

Early in his career, Kelley served as assistant director at the Baptist Student Union at Baylor University from 1972-75. He joined the New Orleans seminary as an Evangelism professor in 1983.

Kelley led the seminary as president beginning in 1996. He earned his master’s of divinity and doctorate in that field from the institution. He’s the seminary’s longest tenured president.

America’s second oldest Baptist college, MC hosts some New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary classes on the Clinton campus.