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Molly Marshall to speak at Wake Forest University


April 10, 2007

The Rev. Dr. Molly Marshall, president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Kan., will deliver the sermon “Unfinished Icons” at 11 a.m. April 24 in Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel.  The event is free and open to the public.

Marshall, who serves as professor of theology and spiritual formation at Central Baptist, became the first woman president of a Baptist-affiliated seminary accredited by the Association of Theological Schools when she assumed office in January 2005.

A theological educator for more than 20 years, Marshall has said she considers herself an “equipper of ministers.”

She served as president of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion and as editor of the association’s dissertation series.  She is on the editorial board of the American Baptist Quarterly.

Marshall is the author of “What It Means to be Human,” “Joining the Dance:  A Theology of the Spirit” and “No Salvation Outside the Church.”  She also is a nationally recognized lecturer at colleges, universities and other seminaries.

This is the final event in Wake Forest’s year-long “Worship in Wait” series, a monthly program that has brought distinguished preachers from diverse religious traditions to the university’s most recognizable landmark, Wait Chapel.

In addition, Marshall’s lecture is offered as part of the university’s “Voices of Our Time” events, which bring renowned experts to campus to explore timely issues. 

The event is also offered as part of the new Agnes F. and William L. Brown Lectures on Ministerial Diversity at the Wake Forest Divinity School.  The lectures are sponsored by the Rev. Richard L. Brown of Gainesville, Fla., in honor of his parents.

For more information, call (336) 758-5121.

Press Contacts:

Jacob McConnico
(336) 758-5237


Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


The Rev. Dr. Molly Marshall, president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Kansas.
The Rev. Dr. Molly Marshall, president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Kansas.
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