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St. Louis’ Dr. Ronald Bobo to deliver Ashe-Henderson Worship Series

Dr. Ronald Bobo

(Jan. 16, 2015) – Carson-Newman University will celebrate its 34th annual Ashe-Henderson Worship Series Jan. 27–29. Dr. Ronald L. Bobo, Sr. will deliver the week’s lectures with the theme: Spirit of the Living God…Fall Afresh. Morristown’s John Greene will serve as the week’s worship leader.

The lectures, which will be held in Jefferson City’s First Baptist Church, are scheduled for: Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 29 at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Dr. Bobo is senior pastor of West Side Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri, where he has served for nearly 30 years. Throughout his life he has had a passion for church service. Along with being a pastor, his roles have included choir director, Bible study teacher, Bible college instructor, visiting professor and evangelist.

During his ministry he has helped spread the Gospel to 24 nations throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, Australia, and North and South America. He serves as the foreign mission secretary for the Missionary Baptist State Convention of Missouri, and is trustee for the Morehouse School of Religion in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also past president of the Baptist World Alliance.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Oakland University. He later received both the Master of Divinity degree and the Doctor of Ministry degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Darlean Anita Bobo.

John Greene

John Greene serves as worship pastor for First Baptist Church of Morristown. Throughout his ministry he has had a heart to lead God’s people in worship, through not only music, but through lives devoted to praise, witness and servant-hood. He and his wife Beth have served in music ministry for 36 years, which has also taken them to Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, and Texas.

Greene graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from William Carey University and received his Masters degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

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.

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