CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY— “When you have a passionate speaker like Dan Summerlin sharing the gospel with you,” said Campbellsville University president Michael V. Carter, “it’s a good day.” Dr. Dan Summerlin, president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention and pastor of Lone Oak First Baptist Church in Paducah, Ky., was the guest speaker at the weekly CU chapel service Sept. 11.
Summerlin said he has a passion for higher education “because in order to change the world, students have to be educated before they can provide answers.”
Noting the theme for this year’s chapel series, “A Light to the Nations” (Isaiah 49:6), Summerlin told CU students to simply remember God’s mandate, to go to corners of the earth and reach out for Christ. He said we are all mandated to go and make a difference whether it’s a foreign mission or a community one.
He said the Lord loves to give us impossible assignments, callings that make us say, “Lord, that’s impossible.” Summerlin said the Lord knows that, but He can do the impossible through us.
“Be the light,” Summerlin said, “by the power of the Holy Spirit that lives within us.”
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.