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BCF Press Release



August 21, 2015

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BCF President Thomas A. Kinchen leads during the first week of chapel.

The first full week of chapel at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville is always an exciting and heartwarming time for both faculty, students, and staff. Continuing tradition, BCF President Thomas A. Kinchen was the speaker during the first week of chapel services, taking time to welcome both new and returning students and updating information on summer activities and upcoming events. As is the case with every Kinchen sermon, everyone in attendance left encouraged, motivated, and energized to give their maximum effort in schoolwork and service to Christ. Kinchen shared from his heart through personal experiences how to love ordinary people and to trust the Lord’s faithfulness regardless of their circumstances.

In addition to the exciting first week of chapel, a complete list of chapel speakers can be found on the BCF website at www.baptistcollege.edu. Special guests include local pastors, BCF professors, prominent figures within the Southern Baptist Convention and Florida Baptist State Convention including the Executive Director-Treasurer Thomas Green and Robert Smith, Jr., the holder of the Charles T. Carter Chair of Divinity at the Beeson Divinity School.

Throughout the semester, special services and conferences are held on the BCF campus such as the Prayer Conference September 14-16, the Missions Conference October 12-14, and the Pastor’s Conference on October 19. The 13th Annual Prayer Conference will be led by returning prayer warriors Wayne Barber and Rick Shepherd who always start the semester off with prayer. Mark Whitworth, the Member Care Team Leader for the International Mission Board (IMB) will be featured during the three day Missions Conference, and Robert Smith, Jr., will lead the Pastor’s Conference. Chapel services are held in the R.G. Lee Chapel on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of each week at 10:00 a.m. (CST). Each service is designed to provide opportunities for spiritual growth and a chance to hear from exceptional speakers invited by Kinchen.

Chapel services on campus are just another example of how BCF equips students for effective ministry, missions, and evangelism. To learn more about the upcoming chapel services and special events at The Baptist College of Florida, call 800.328.2660 or access the website.