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BCF Press Release



August 4, 2016

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BCF President Thomas A. Kinchen will be preaching in the R. G. Lee Chapel the first week of classes.

As the new semester quickly approaches, faculty, staff, and students at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville, not only look forward to the new learning experiences in the classroom but also the exciting chapel services planned throughout the semester. BCF chapel services are held at 10:00 a.m. in the R. G. Lee Chapel on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and provide spiritual nourishment, encouragement, and sound Biblical teaching from Godly leaders.

BCF President Thomas A. Kinchen is the first on the list of motivating speakers beginning August 15, with three messages opening the first week of the semester. This unique time of worship with the president is highly anticipated as Kinchen always delivers Godly messages with great insight welcoming new and returning students and beginning the semester strong academically and spiritually.

Following the first week of chapel services, attendees will profit tremendously from hearing speakers who are involved in various areas of ministry and leadership. Captivating and thought-provoking, invited speakers typically share their stories from their rich experiences and in-depth knowledge within their areas of expertise. This semester, BCF family and chapel guests will have the opportunity to hear from convention leaders such as the President of the Florida Baptist State Convention James Peoples and Senior Ambassador for the International Mission Board (IMB) Gordon Fort. There are also seven dynamic pastors on the schedule to include:

  • Cliff Lea, FBC Leesburg, August 22-24
  • Ronnie Raines, FBC Bradfordville, August 29-31
  • Fred Evers, Northside Baptist Church, September 6-7
  • John T. Green IV, Shindler Drive Baptist Church, September 13-14
  • Phillip Herrington, FBC Live Oak, September 26-28
  • Tim Maynard, Fruit Cove Baptist Church, October 3-5
  • Rich Kincl, Immanuel Baptist Church, October 17-19


This semester's chapel schedule contains BCF Professors Phillip Shutt, David Grier, David Coggins, Roger Richards, Ed Scott, Shawn Buice, Robin Jumper, and Rich Elligson. Special services throughout the semester will include the Annual Christmas Musical, "Celebration of Praise" services led by the BCF Music and Worship Division, the Annual Missions Conference, and Prayer Conference featuring Wayne Barber and Rick Shepherd.

BCF chapel services are open to the public and are renowned for being "at the very heart of the campus" by students preparing for areas of ministry, service and leadership. The complete chapel schedule is available online at www.baptistcollege.edu where recorded podcasts and videos can also be viewed. Chapel services are broadcast live on BCF's Low Power (LP) Radio Station WFBU 94.7. For more information on special services on campus, please call 800.328.2660 ext. 513.