Dr. Henry Mugabe to Speak in Louisville, Wednesday, August 6

The Alliance of Baptists is sponsoring a summer Atlantic coast Dr. Henry Mugabe tour.  One stop Dr. Mugabe will make will be in the Fellowship Hall at Crescent Hill Baptist Church at 6PM on Wednesday, August 6.

Dr. Mugabe serves as the Principal of the Zimbabwe Theological Seminary, a recently formed ecumenical seminary.  The tour's aim is to connect Dr. Mugabe with those who have supported him and his ministry in the past, and to introduce him and his ministry to individuals and congregations who may be interested in lending support in the future.     

Dr. Mugabe received his Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has taught as a visiting professor at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond and other schools in the United States aligned with moderate and progressive Baptists.  He was formerly the head of a Baptist seminary in Zimbabwe but was fired in 2011 for opposing changes in governing documents that included required adherence to the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message.  

Henry will be accompanied by Paula Dempsey, Director of Partnership Relations for the Alliance.  

Children's Ministry Summer 2014

We have had a fun-filled summer growing together and learning more about God's love. We went on an overnight camp-out, spent a week learning about God's love through the "Workshop of Wonders" VBS, improved our reading and math skills during the Academic Academy, and spent four days in Crossville, TN at PassportKids camp. The video below shows highlights of the summer.

Dr. Molly Marshall To Preach At Crescent Hill Baptist Church Sunday, July 13

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 Production's "Dream Maker" at CHBC June 18

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.