LifeWay president featured at Union
Posted: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 11:18 am
The Messenger 05.05.10
Thom Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, will be the keynote speaker for Union University’s 185th annual spring commencement ceremony May 22 on the campus in Jackson.
The graduation ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. on the university’s Great Lawn.
“Thom Rainer is one of the most respected leaders in Baptist life and the broader evangelical world,” Union University President David S. Dockery said. “We are pleased to call him a friend of Union University. His recent work on the millennial generation has received national attention, and thus it is a wonderful and timely thing that Dr. Rainer can join us for such a significant occasion.”
Prior to beginning his role with LifeWay in 2006, Rainer served as dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth at Southern Baptist Theological Sem-inary in Louisville, Ky.
He is the author or co-author of 18 books.
Rainer and his wife, Nellie Jo, are the parents of three sons.