Rev. Bill Langley to Speak at Chapel

Rev. Bill Langley to Speak at Chapel

Oct. 19, 2009
For Immediate Release


By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The Rev. Bill Langley, senior pastor of Severns Valley Baptist Church, will speak at Campbellsville University’s chapel service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 at Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.

The public is invited to the chapel service.

Langley has also pastored three churches: First Baptist Church of Meridian, Okla.; First Baptist Church of Mustang, Okla.; and Harvest Baptist Church of Ft. Worth, Texas.

He was born in Somerset in 1959, and two years later, his family moved to Elizabethtown, where his late father, Dr. Leslie Langley, opened a private practice in pediatrics.

At this point, the family moved their membership and became actively involved in Severns Valley Baptist Church.  

Langley received Jesus Christ as his personal savior at the age of eight in the office of his pastor, Dr. Verlin C. Kruschwitz. As a 20-year-old student, at the University of Kentucky, he accepted God’s call upon his life into full-time ministry and following graduation moved to Ft. Worth, Texas, to pursue his master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  It was at Southwestern that he met, fell in love with and married Sheri Riley.

Upon graduation from Southwestern, Langley and his wife accepted the call of God to the pastorate.

They have two children: Lance and Rachel.  Lance graduated this past May from Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU), and Rachel just began her sophomore year as a Communications major. She also attends SWOSU.

Langley is the son of Lou Langley.

Chapel is designed to provide opportunities for corporate worship and exposure through of a variety of informative speakers and presentations.

All chapels are open to the public free of charge and are televised live on WLCU-TV-4 (Comcast Cable channel 10) and are streamed live on the Internet. Go to, click on the media tab, select WLCU-TV and follow the prompts to Live Video Streaming.

For information, call the Office of Campus Ministries at 270-789-5227.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools 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.