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Carson-Newman to hold 35th Ashe-Henderson Worship Series

Rev. Renny Scott

(Jan. 27, 2016)—Carson-Newman University will celebrate the 35th Ashe-Henderson Worship series Feb. 2–4. Rev. Renny Scott will deliver the lectures with the theme “Questions of the Heart.” Series fixture Dr. Noel Tredinnick will serve as worship leader.

The lectures will be Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 9 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 4 at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., all at First Baptist Church in Jefferson City. They are free and open to the public.

Scott served as the first full-time pastor of the Church of the Apostles in Fairfax, Virginia, where he helped grow attendance from 50 to 1,800 in six years. His passion for service led him to direct the GlenCastle Project, which converted Georgia’s oldest prison into a valuable community resource for the working poor in Atlanta.

In nearly 20 years as headmaster of Dalton, Georgia’s Christian Heritage School, Scott saw $50 million pour in in the form of tuition, pledges and gifts, which he attributes to prayer.

He earned political science degrees from Yale University and Harvard University, and holds masters degrees in divinity and educational leadership. He has four children and four grandchildren with his wife of nearly 40 years, Margaret.

Tredinnick serves as the artistic director of the Langham Arts Trust for London’s All Souls Church, Langham Place. He became organist and director of music for the church in 1972, where his work with the All Souls Orchestra and Prom Praise has been widely lauded.

Tredinnick has conducted and led worship programs around the world, including the Sydney Opera House, Moscow’s Conservatorium of Music, beside the Sea of Galilee and many major concert venues in the United Kingdom. This will be his 16th visit to Carson-Newman since 1988.

He earned a Lambeth Doctorate of music in 2002 and was granted a Fellowship of the Royal School of Church Music in 2009. He has two children with his wife, Fiona.

Carson-Newman’s Ashe-Henderson Worship Series has been a campus tradition for more than 30 years. Established 1982 by the late Martha Ashe, C-N’s first female trustee, the series was named to honor Ashe’s grandfather, J.T. Henderson, the University’s president at the turn of the 20th century. The Ashe family, including Lawrence and Kathy Ashe of Atlanta, and Ambassador Victor and Joan Ashe of Knoxville, continue to support the series.

First Baptist Church of Jefferson City is located along Russell Avenue on Carson-Newman’s campus.

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