CHAPMANVILLE — Dr. Bob Jones III, chancellor of Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., will be speaking at the First Baptist Church of Chapmanville on Sunday, August 19.
“Dr. Jones will preach in the morning church service beginning at 11 a.m. and an afternoon service beginning at 1 p.m.,” said Jeff Hargraves, pastor of the church.
Dr. Jones grew up in a Christian home and trusted Christ as his personal Savior in his early high school years. A third-generation preacher, Dr. Jones has been influential in Christian education and in the pulpit ministry. He was awarded bachelor’s and master’s degrees from BJU. He took additional graduate work at Northwestern University and New York University.
Dr. Jones holds honorary doctorates from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in Owatonna, Minn.; San Francisco Baptist Theological Seminary in California; and Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Watertown, Wis.
He has served in numerous capacities at Bob Jones University, including that of speech teacher, assistant dean of men, assistant to the president and vice president. He was appointed president in 1971 and chairman of the Board of Trustees in 1998, the third to hold those offices since the University was founded in 1927 by his late grandfather. He retired as president in May 2005 and became chancellor. He is also chairman of the International Testimony to an Infallible Bible and chairman of the board of directors of the Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery.
In much demand as a forthright preacher, each year the Bible-believing minister receives more requests than he is able to fulfill for evangelistic campaigns, youth rallies and other religious gatherings. His speaking engagements have taken him to all parts of the world. Well known for his outspoken religious and ethical convictions, Dr. Jones has been selected to represent the view of Bible-believing Christians on educational and national television.
Dr. Jones is married to Beneth Peters Jones, an author and seminar speaker. They have three children. His youngest son, Stephen Jones, replaced him as president of BJU in May, 2005.
First Baptist Church of Chapmanville, located at 437 Main Street, is an Independent Baptist Church.