Chaplain of U.S. Senate to Speak Oct. 23

Oct. 15, 1996

WACO, Texas - Dr. Lloyd Ogilvie, chaplain of the U.S. Senate, has been named one of the 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world by Baylor University and will speak at Baylor Wednesday, Oct. 23, during the Effective Preachers Program.

He will speak to students at 10 a.m. in Waco Hall during Chapel-Forum and at 7 p.m. at Jones Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The public is invited to the 7 p.m. presentation.

As Senate chaplain, Ogilvie opens the Senate each day in prayer and is responsible for counseling and spiritual care for senators, their families and their staffs. Ogilvie defines his role as non-political, non-partisan, non-sectarian but a faithful counselor to all.

Dr. Larry Lyon, professor of sociology at Baylor who conducted the survey to find the preachers, said Ogilvie received some of the most stellar praise of all the preachers.

"A number of people in our survey who recommended him were most enthusiastic," he said. "The said his preaching was masterful, provocative and entertaining."

In February this year, Baylor named 12 individuals as the most effective preachers in the English-speaking world, according to a worldwide survey. Included on the list, in which seven denominations are represented, are Rev. Billy Graham and Dr. Charles Swindoll.

For more information, call (817) 755-3522.

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