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Church Planter and Author to speak at UC’s Franklin P. Owen Conference on Missions and the Church


WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. –University of the Cumberlands is pleased to host the fifth annual Franklin P. Owen Conference on Missions and the Church. The conference, featuring Dr. Robert Hughes, will be held on Cumberlands’ campus in Williamsburg on Monday, March 1st through Wednesday March 3rd.

Scheduled events include a lecture at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 2nd, in the Bennett Building room 104, and a reception, immediately following the lecture. Hughes is also the featured speaker at Monday and Wednesday’s convocation services held at 10 a.m. on March 1st and March 3rd.

Hughes, who has served with the International Mission Board overseas, is currently professor of missions and evangelism at Clear Creek Baptist College. Hughes has also been involved in planting churches. He is a successful writer of spiritual and science fiction works including “The Prophet of Lamath,” “The Fallen,” and “Satan’s Whispers.”

For more information or to register for the conference, please contact Bob Dunston, chair of the University of the Cumberlands Religion and Philosophy Department, at (606) 539-4227.

The Franklin P. Owen Conference on Missions and the Church is supported by an endowment given in honor of Franklin P. Owen, former executive/secretary of the Kentucky Baptist Convention and Baptist Statesman, and by the University of the Cumberlands of Williamsburg, Kentucky.