The 76th annual Bible lectureship at Freed-Hardeman University is being dedicated to the life and work of Clarence DeLoach, a minister for more than 60 years. A dinner will be held in his honor Tuesday evening, Feb. 7, at 5 p.m. in the auxiliary gym of Brewer Sports Center.
DeLoach, who became a preacher at age 15, served churches of Christ in Georgia, Ohio, West Virginia, and Tennessee. He has conducted more than 600 gospel meetings and participated in 45 years of radio evangelism and 25 years of television preaching. He has attended 50 consecutive FHU lectureships and appeared on the program many times. He and his wife, the former Eddie Lowe, have four children and eight grandchildren.
DeLoach, who currently lives in Cookeville, was the minister of the Willow Avenue Church of Christ in Cookeville for 11 years. He served the Walnut Street Church of Christ in Dickson for 16 years.
This year’s lectureship will look at faith and life in the New Testament books of James and Jude. Entitled “The Behavior of Belief,” the five-day series is slated for Feb. 5-10.
Tickets to the DeLoach appreciation dinner are $12 each and may be ordered by calling 731-989-6769. A completed schedule of this year’s lessons and speakers may be found at fhu.edu/lectureship
. Those interested may also register and submit questions to Open Forum at the site.