Campbellsville University to host author and minister of prayer Lee E. Thomas

Campbellsville University to host author and minister of prayer Lee E. Thomas

March 26, 2010
For Immediate Release

By Ashley Zsedenyi, staff writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University will host nationally known author and speaker Lee E. Thomas speaking on his book, "Praying Effectively for the Lost," Tuesday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel, located at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

The event is free and open to the public, and free copies of the book will be available for attendees.

Thomas's seminar "shares a simple plan to help you understand biblical principles you can use to intercede for the lost," according to the event's Web site.

"Most of us get discouraged and encounter difficulty in praying for the lost over a long period of time. There are specific ways we can make our prayer become challenging and effective. You will learn how to effectively pray for the lost in this seminar."

After serving as pastor at churches in Texas and Louisiana for more than 30 years, Thomas pursued a full-time ministry dedicated to teaching people how to pray effectively.

In 2009, Thomas held 120 seminars based on his book about praying for the lost. The book, which is free of charge, has over one million copies in print and has been translated into 28 languages.

Based on a formula integrating the world's population and the estimated percentages of people who have no religious connection or who belong to religions that don't recognize God, Thomas estimates that 140,000 souls go to hell every day. His mission is to change this through intermediate prayer.

His motto comes from the words of Charles Spurgeon: "If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our bodies. If they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees. Let no one go there unwarned and unprayed for."

Thomas believes that people will not be saved unless someone prays for them.

Thomas received his master of divinity and master of arts degrees in religious education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

For more information about the event, contact the Office of Campus Ministries at CU at 270-789-5227 or e-mail

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report's 2010 "America's Best Colleges," CU is ranked 23rd in "Best Baccalaureate Colleges" in the South, tied for fifth in "most international students" and fourth in "up-and-coming" schools in baccalaureate colleges in the South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America's Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.