OBU will host its annual Winter Bible Study Clinic Friday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year's clinic is designed to assist pastors, preachers and laymen as they prepare to teach from the book of II Corinthians as a series. Dr. Scott Pace and Dr. Bobby Kelly will lead the sessions.
Clinic teachers will use Lifeway's "Second Corinthians: The Church's Ministry Handbook." Lifeway describes the study by saying, "Second Corinthians can easily be called a handbook for church ministry. It answers pressing questions for the church today. Paul's answers to such questions, while addressed to a specific church with unique problems in the first century, are as relevant today as they were 2,000 years ago. This study of Second Corinthians will remind us that the power for ministry is God working through us to accomplish His purposes and that the foundation and focus of all ministry is the gospel of Jesus Christ."
Dr. Bobby Kelly joined the OBU faculty in 1997. He was named the Rowena Strickland Professor of Bible in 2000 and the Ruth Dickinson Chair of Bible in 2004, and he currently serves as the Ruth Dickinson Professor of Religion. He received OBU's Promising Teacher Award in 2000 and the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2011. A native of Kentucky, Kelly earned a Bachelor of Arts from Clear Creek Baptist College in 1988. He earned a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1992 and a Ph.D. from Southwestern in 1998. He has served as an interim pastor at several churches across Oklahoma and is a frequent Bible study and conference speaker.
Dr. Scott Pace, Reverend A.E. and Dora Johnson Hughes Chair of Christian Ministry and associate professor of applied ministry, joined the OBU faculty in 2009. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from North Carolina State University; a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; and a doctorate in applied theology from Southeastern. He previously served as a student pastor, associate pastor of doctrine and as teaching pastor and administrator at First Baptist Church of Daytona Beach, Florida. He has also served as interim pastor at several churches in Oklahoma and was featured as camp pastor at Falls Creek in 2012 and 2015.
There is no charge for the clinic. However, the on-campus lunch will be $8, which may be paid at the door.