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South Korea’s Billy and Joseph Kim to lead Ashe-Henderson Lectures

Dr. Billy Kim, left, stands with Carson-Newman President Randall O'Brien during a visit to campus in 2013.

Dr. Billy Kim, left, stands with Carson-Newman President Randall O’Brien during a visit to campus in 2013. Kim and his son, Dr. Joseph Kim will lead this year’s Ashe-Henderson Lectures.  Dr. Noel Tredinnick, of London, England, will serve as worship leader.

(Jan. 16, 2014) – Carson-Newman will hold its 33rd Annual Ashe-Henderson Lectures beginning Tuesday, Jan. 28. This year South Korea’s Dr. Billy Kim and his son, Dr. Joseph Kim, will deliver the week’s lectures. Noted musician Dr. Noel Tredinnick of England will serve as worship leader.

“What an honor it is to have these three servants of the faith coming to campus,” said President Randall O’Brien. “What a special opportunity for not only the campus community, but for friends of the University to join us as we hear what God has laid on these individuals’ hearts to share.”

The lectures, which will be held in Jefferson City’s First Baptist Church, are scheduled for: Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 30 at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Dr. Billy Kim served as the president of the Baptist World Alliance from 2000-2005, and is founder of Youth for Christ in Korea. He also serves as chair of the Far East Broadcasting Company in South Korea. Having a heart for sharing the Gospel, he has spent his career engaged in ministry. In 1973, he translated for Rev. Billy Graham during the evangelist’s crusade in Korea. He serves as pastor emeritus of Suwon Central Baptist Church which has a congregation of over 15,000. Last May, Carson-Newman presented Kim with an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree.

Dr. Joseph Kim shares his father’s heart for ministry. He serves as chair of the Board of AWANA Korea. He is also chair of the International Board of Association of Christian Schools, International. He has held adjunct professorships at several universities in Korea and has served as a translator for such individuals as Billy Graham, Rick Warren and President George W. Bush.

Dr. Noel Tredinnick will make his 15th visit to campus serving as worship leader of the lectures. Tredinnick is director of music at London’s All Souls Church. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he focused on organ and composition. A few years later, he joined the Guildhall as a faculty member teaching conducting, orchestration and keyboard skills. Tredinnick has conducted and lectured regularly in the USA and Australia.

Carson-Newman’s Ashe-Henderson Lectures have 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, C-N’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.

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