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Dr. Bobby Kelly Delivers Blitz Week Chapel Message April 4

April 4, 2022

Dr. Bobby Kelly, chair of the Hobbs School of Theology and Ministry and Ruth Dickinson Professor of Religion, delivered the OBU chapel message Monday, April 4. He shared a message about loving one another and taught from 1 John 4:7-11. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium.

The special Monday chapel service was part of Blitz Week, an annual week of activities on the OBU campus each spring, designed to raise support for a local service or charitable organization. This year’s events are raising awareness and support for Hope House, a local nonprofit in Shawnee that serves families and youth to promote positive life changes.

Kelly joined the OBU faculty in 1997 and has spoken often in chapel. In 2000, he was named the Rowena Strickland Professor of Bible, and in 2004, he was named the Ruth Dickinson Chair of Bible. In 2011, OBU awarded Kelly the Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest honor for OBU faculty members. He previously won the Promising Teacher Award at OBU in 2000.

Kelly earned a bachelor’s degree from Clear Creek Baptist College in Pineville, Kentucky. He then earned a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He likewise earned a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Southwestern, where he served as a teaching fellow for three years.