Twenty-Third Annual Greater Kanawha Valley Lectureship

Eddie Cooper

The Greater Kanawha Valley Lectureship will be held August 4 - 7, 2009. The Washington Street Church of Christ in St. Albans, West Virginia, has hosted these lectures for nearly twenty-three years.

The theme for this year’s series of lectures is Christian Evidences. In an age of unbelief, we believe this series of lessons will be helpful in fortifying our faith in our belief in God, the deity of Jesus, and the inspiration of the Bible. Other timely subjects will be discussed as well. Fourteen capable speakers will give seventeen lectures in our Tuesday through Friday lectureship. It has been a tradition with the Washington Street congregation to begin our lectureship with Frank Higginbotham and end the lectureship with him. Brother Higginbotham of Chester, West Virginia, has done this for the past twenty-two years. This year he has been asked to do so again, and he has graciously accepted.

Our keynote speakers this year will be the following men. Brad Harrub, of Brentwood, Tennessee. He is the Director of Focus Press and conducts more than 35 weekend seminars each year across the United States on The Truth About Origins. Terry Varner, of Marietta, Ohio, is a writer and teacher and has preached for 55 years. He serves as an elder and minister at West Union, West Virginia, and as an instructor for the West Virginia School of Preaching. Charles Pugh III, of Vienna, West Virginia, is a writer and teacher and has preached for over 40 years. He is also an instructor at the West Virginia School of Preaching. John Brown, of Flatwoods, Kentucky, has written for numerous publications and preached on radio and television. He is a graduate of Harding University. David Everson, of Belington, West Virginia, has been an elder for the Belington Church of Christ since 1996. He was elected to the Barbour County Board of Education in May 2008. He is a teacher of science courses for Philip Barbour High School and Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia.

Other excellent speakers scheduled on the program include: Grady Scott of Ravenswood, Jerry Alderson of Charleston, Charlie Snodgrass of West Virginia School of Preaching, Steve Stevens of Hundred, Alan Cole of Huntington, Dana Slingluff of Parkersburg, Rodney Nulph of Sandyville, Dan Kessinger of St. Marys, and Andy Robison of Hopewell.

Tommy Tucker of Fairmont, West Virginia, will lead the congregational singing. Brother Tucker is an accomplished and well-known song leader.

The lectures will be taped and available on cassette, CD, and DVD. Brother Jim Green of Columbia, Tennessee, does an excellent job with this for our lectureship.

Again, this year, Grady Scott will make a mini-bookstore available. Books and tracts written by our speakers will be available, too.

The Washington Street women have planned for the evening meals at 5:00 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. They are good cooks and have meals planned that everyone will enjoy. This is a great time of fellowship, reminiscing, and getting acquainted with others. Much planning and work has gone into this event to edify and build up the kingdom of God in the Kanawha Valley. Everyone is invited to come and be a part of the 23rd Annual Greater Kanawha Valley Lectureship. -1036 Greenland Circle, South Charleston, West Virginia 25309.

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