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Dr. Paul Chitwood to speak at University of the Cumberlands


WILLIAMSBURG, KY- Dr. Paul Chitwood, the Executive Director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, will be speaking at University of the Cumberlands (UC) Convocation on Monday, December 5, 2011. The event will be held in the O. Wayne Rollins Center at 10 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

Chitwood is a graduate of University of the Cumberlands and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. Since 2003, he has served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Mt. Washington, Ky.

Prior to serving as pastor in Mt. Washington, Chitwood previously served pastorates at First Baptist Church of Somerset (1999-2003), First Baptist Church of Owenton (1995-99), and South Fork Baptist Church in Owenton (1993-95).

He served as KBC president in 2005-06 after having served as first vice president in 2003-04. He was president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference in 2002.

He was also a member of the special study committee that led to the development of the KBC’s Kentucky Baptists Connect goals in 2002-03 and then served on the Mission Advisory Committee related to those goals from 2004-09.

He was chairman of the board for the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention from 2008-10 as the IMB launched a global reorganization.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.