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Rev. Dr. JC Campbell is an exciting, gifted, and powerful man of God. His kind heart and passion for preaching make him a sought-after speaker and lecturer across this country. Previously, he served as the Executive Pastor of the historic New Hope Baptist Church (the Hope) in Evansville, IN. Before entering full-time ministry, JC’s career began in education and fundraising. JC served as a teacher and community liaison with the Jefferson County Public School System. JC has also taken his talents to the higher education and non-profit sector as well. He served in the Alumni relations department for both the University of Evansville and Kentucky State University and served as the Vice President for Development and Communications at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana. JC’s passion and enthusiasm for philanthropy has been the source of numerous awards and recognitions, notably the Louisville Metro Council Merit Recognition, the MLK Service award from the Kentucky Governor, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Young Philanthropist of the Year Award. JC also is the President of the Campbell Philanthropic Group; a consulting firm that specializes in offering training and best practices for religious organizations.
JC’s love for service and for the community and his faith compel him to give back in many ways. He has served as a board member for the YMCA Central KY, SBDM Council member for Jefferson County Public Schools, founding board member for the National Academy of Preachers, Oxford Board member for North American Alumni, board member for the Campbellsville University Church Council, Kiwanis Club officer, Chair of the KSU All University Court, and is a PROUD member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. JC is also the author of many scholarly and ecumenical publications.
A native of Louisville, KY, JC graduated with a Theology degree from Georgetown College and graduated with honors as a Regents Park Scholar at Oxford University. He received his Master’s in Higher Education from the University of Louisville and his PhD in Church History from the Newburgh Theological Seminary. His dissertation examines the intrinsic and social motivations for philanthropy amongst young African American Christians. JC’s greatest joy is his beautiful family, his beautiful wife, Nesha Campbell, their daughters; Victoria, Valerie, and Vanessa., and their amazing dog, Victor.