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Guyton church hosts renowned preacher at revival
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Dr. Fred Craddock - photo by Photo submitted

Guyton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will host the Rev. Dr. Fred Craddock as preacher for a revival beginning Palm Sunday, March 16, at 11 a.m. and continuing that evening and Monday and Tuesday evenings, March 17-18, at 7 p.m.

A 1996 Baylor University survey named Craddock as one of the 12 “most effective preachers” in the English-speaking world. Dr. Craddock is minister emeritus of Cherry Log Christian Church, a church for which he was founding pastor after his retirement, in Cherry Log.

He is Bandy Distinguished Professor of Preaching and New Testament, Emeritus, in the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. He graduated from Johnson Bible College in 1950 and earned a Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University in 1964.
He has also served for over a quarter of a century as a Disciples of Christ minister. Much sought after as a lecturer, he has delivered the Lyman Beecher Lectures at Yale, the Scott Lectures at Claremont School of Theology, the Adams Lectures at Southeastern Baptist Seminary, The Schaff Lectures at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, the Cole Lectures at Vanderbilt, the Westervelt Lectures at Austin Presbyterian Seminary, the Mullins Lectures at Southern Seminary and Earl Lectures at Pacific School of Religion.

Dr. Craddock has traveled the world giving lectures in many countries. He has written a number of books and contributed articles to various journals.

“Fred Craddock has had a distinguished career,” noted Rev. David Grandgeorge, pastor at Guyton Christian Church. “But his popularity as a preacher is not due to his stature, booming voice, animated movements, or his publicist. He is in demand and draws crowds because his sermons are simple, memorable and moving.”

Dr. William H. Willimon, another of the 12 in Baylor’s survey, said of Fred Craddock, “In most of his stories, Fred appears as a man just going about an ordinary day who is suddenly, unexpectedly, broadsided by the gospel — shown the gospel by unexpected people in unlikely places.”

The church, located at 301 Pine St. in Guyton, welcomes all would like to attend. A nursery will be provided at each service. Call the church for directions, fellowship plans and other details.