Well-known churchman to deliver Campbell baccalaureate

Campbell University announced today that Dr. Charles Thomas Dorman will deliver the Baccalaureate address on Sunday, May 8, at 10 a.m. in Turner Auditorium of the D. Rich Memorial Hall. For years he has been widely regarded as a specialist in developing interim ministry into a time of growth for churches. His work is well recognized in the field through his involvement with both the Center of Congregational Health and the Interim Ministry Network. He is a founding member of the Association for Intentional Interim Ministry, serving several terms as its president. Dr. Dorman’s early studies were at Duke University, where, in 1951, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion and Naval Science. After a tour of duty with the United States Navy in the early 1950s, he enrolled at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, graduating with a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1958. In the years that followed, he also received from Southeastern, Master of Theology (1961) and Doctor of Ministry (1975) degrees. Dr. Dorman’s career has been one of sterling ministry and service. In addition to 14 years as director of Student/Field Ministries for Southeastern Seminary, he has held three pastorates, 23 interim pastorates, conducted numerous workshops and continuing education forums and has been widely active in community organizations. His most lengthy pastorate was with the Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church from 1961-1978. His relationship with Campbell University reaches over 30 years and includes one year, 1974, as a Visiting Professor of New Testament. More recently, Dr. Dorman has been a strong supporter of the Campbell University Divinity School, since its establishment in 1996. As an adjunct professor, he designed and implemented the school’s highly regarded Supervised Ministry program.