Reflecting On Chapel Speakers of This Semester

Judson has been blessed with many excellent chapel speakers during the fall 2018 semester thanks to the chapel committee’s efforts to feed spiritual energy to each member of the Judson community.

Our first chapel speaker of the semester was Grace Thornton, a special assignments editor of “The Alabama Baptist.” She is also the author of the book “I Don’t Wait Anymore.” According to her personal blog “Grace for the Road” she identifies herself as being “passionate about knowing God through His Word and encouraging others to discover Him and let Him write the story of their lives too.” She is a church member of The Church at Brook Hills, Birmingham.

On Sept. 18, we received John Killian as our chapel speaker of the day. He is a member of the Board of Governors of Judson College. According to “The Alabama Baptist” John Killian is the new director of missions for Fayette Association. He was a past president of the Alabama Baptist State Convention, and he served as a pastor of Maytown Church for 19 years. He has two children and a wife, Jeanie.

Our third speaker of the semester, Terrence Jones who is a lead pastor of Strong Tower Church, Montgomery, came on Sept. 15. He was raised in a religious home, but he discovered his need of a Savior and turned to Him at the age of 19. He holds a Master of Divinity Degree from The Master’s Seminary in California. He married his partner in Christ who served together on their College campus, and they have five children.

On Oct. 2, we received Larry Hyche as our fourth speaker of the semester who is an associate in Global Missions for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. He specially serves for men’s spiritual development. He is a church member of Mount Hebron, Elmore.

Cory Horton was invited to speak on Oct. 9, and is a senior pastor of Elkdale Baptist Church. He is a passionate pastor who is zealous to make disciples of all nations. He holds a Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He loves to see his church members have changed lives for His glory.

We received Chris Mills on Oct. 16, not only as a chapel speaker, but also as a student mission mobilizer by offering mission opportunities to students. He is an associate in Collegiate and Student Ministries and he works with community college campus ministers, international student ministries and assists in social media efforts for the office of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions.

On Oct. 23, we received Tracie Griggs as our speaker of the day. She is a member of Twelfth Street Baptist Church, Gadsden. She is a minster to children and young families. She joined the church as a staff member in January 2018.

Our second to last speaker of the semester on Oct. 30, was Ben Bowden, who is the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church,Enterprise. Ben served as an associate pastor for four years before he became the senior pastor in 2015. Ben has been blessed with a wife and five children.

Our last speaker of the semester was Pilar Murphy, a church member of Provewell Baptist. She is an associate professor at the McWhorter School of Pharmacy in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Murphy also served at Sowing Seeds of Hope in Marion.


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