Bluefield College Schedules Lecture on Drinking and Driving

As part of its Healthy Living Lecture Series, Bluefield College will
host a discussion on drinking and driving, Wednesday, February 20 at 10 a.m.
in Harman Chapel. The Rev. Craig Stout, associate pastor at First Baptist
Church in Princeton, West Virginia, will offer the day¹s lecture, entitled
“Bud-Wise-Up.”

The BC Healthy Living Lecture Series is made possible by the school¹s
Office of Health Services, a program launched last fall in partnership with
the Tazewell County Health Department and the Virginia Department of Health.
The BC Office of Health Services was established on campus to provide
prevention services and to advance wellness and improve health awareness for
students and the community.

Stout, who will offer the February 20 Healthy Living Lecture, has a
served as the associate pastor of youth and education at First Baptist
Church in Princeton since 1993, where he has been responsible for the
development, implementation and evaluation of youth and education
ministries. There, he also performs pastoral duties in the absence of the
pastor.

Before Princeton, Rev. Stout served five years as a minister of
education and youth at First Baptist Church in Jackson, Missouri, and three
years as a minister of education and youth at First Baptist Church in
Shepherdsville, Missouri.

He received his master’s degree in Christian education from Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary in 1985 and a bachelor’s degree in business
management from Missouri Baptist College in 1981. He has completed
additional studies at Southeast Missouri State University and
Baldwin-Wallace College in Cleveland, Ohio. He was ordained and licensed as
a minister in 1984.

Rev. Stout¹s topics have been published in Church Educator Magazine and
Sunday School Leadership Magazine. He has also presented lectures and
lessons for the Missouri Baptist Religious Education Association, the
Virginia Baptist Convention, the Missouri Baptist Convention and the
Arkansas Baptist Convention.

In 1987, Rev. Stout won an Outstanding Young Men of America award, along
with an Outstanding Young Religious Person distinction. In 1986 he was named
a Kentucky Colonel.

He is a member of the Princeton, West Virginia, Fellowship of Christian
Athletes, the Virginia Baptist Religious Education Association, the Virginia
Baptist Youth Ministers Association and the Southern Baptist Religious
Education Association.

Local residents are invited to attend the “Bud-Wise-Up” lecture on
February 20 at 10 a.m. and to take advantage of other services offered
through the BC Office of Health Services. For more information, please call
276-326-4285.

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