On Sunday morning, July 13, Dr. Molly Marshall will be preaching at Crescent Hill Baptist Church. Dr. Marshall was a professor of Christian Theology at Southern Seminary from 1984-1994. During her years there she also served as the Associate Dean of the School of Theology. During her years in Louisville she was a member of Crescent Hill Baptist Church. Currently, Dr. Marshall is the President of Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, KS. Central Baptist Theological Seminary and Dr. Marshall have strong ties with refugees from Burma in the United States as well as Baptists and other Christians in Burma. Sunday, July 13, 2014, marks the 201st anniversary of the arrival of Baptist missionaries Ann and Adoniram to Burma. They arrived there on July 13, 1813. The Judsons are largely credited with introducing the gospel to the people of Burma, particularly the Karen people. Now, a sizable proportion of the membership of Crescent Hill Baptist Church is made up of Karen refugees who were resettled in Louisville in recent years. These refugees came as Baptists to the United States and have found Crescent Hill Baptist Church to be a place where they are able to live our their faith. Their faithfulness amid much difficulty has enriched the lives of many, many others at our church as relationships have blossomed.
Sonshine Productions, based at Bethel International United Methodist in Columbus, OH, will visit CHBC on Wednesday, June 18 to present “Dream Maker,” a musical about the story of Joseph and his brothers, the sons of Jacob. The production will be performed by 40 teenagers. The program will be at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary. There is a CHBC connection with the group. Paul and Amelia Debusman's granddaughters are a part of this group.