CU's director of Big Maroon Club speaks at Somerset baccalureate

CU's director of Big Maroon Club speaks at Somerset baccalureate

                                                                                                                                                                   July 1, 2014
                                                                                                                                                 For Immediate Release

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Ted Taylor, Campbellsville University’s director of the Big Maroon Club, spoke on “This is your season for grace and favor!” at Somerset’s Southwestern High School’s Class of 2014 baccalaureate recently.

Dr. G. Ted Taylor, director of the Big Maroon Club at
Campbellsville University, second from left, challenged
graduates to live lives to receive God’s grace and favor
in his address at the baccalaureate service of Pulaski County’s
Southwestern High School recently at Beacon Hill Baptist Church
in Somerset, Ky. With him, from left, are -- Deputy Kenny
Upchurch; Steve Butcher, superintendent of Pulaski County
School System; Lana Brainard and Cindy Brainard, coordinators
of the service and teachers at SWHS; and the Rev. Donavon
Burton, pastor of Beacon Hill Baptist Church.

Taylor, who formerly preached at Beacon Hill Baptist Church in Somerset, also told the graduates “This is your season to reap what you have sown!”

He told the graduates it is their season for grace and favor when they: care of the least of these, Matthew 25; pursue excellence, Colossians 3; choose faith over fear, 1 Peter 1; give, Luke 6; are kind to people who cannot repay you, Luke 14; pray, Matthew 6, and Live by truth, John 8.

Taylor has been on the faculty and staff at Campbellsville University since 1994 and has served as a theology professor and director of the Character, Leadership and Stewardship Institute.

He earned a bachelor of science degree from University of Tennessee at Knoxville, a master’s degree in Christian education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville and a doctorate in education from the University of Memphis.

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

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