Carlock to Speak at Opening Convocation


The Rev. Dr. Jon Carlock, professor of religion and philosophy at Bethel, will be the speaker for Bethel University's 2011 Opening Convocation, a ceremony that kicks off the traditional undergraduate school year. 
     Dr. Carlock is originally from Oak Ridge, Tenn. and is a 1982 Graduate of Oak Ridge High School. A graduate of Bethel College (BA’85), Dr. Carlock earned his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministerial Studies at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Carlock continued his graduate studies at St. Andrews in Scotland before returning to Bethel in 1993 as Chaplain and Assistant Professor of Religion. During his time at Bethel, Dr. Carlock has served as Faculty Advisor to the Student Government Association and on more than one occasion has been named Teacher or the Year by the Student Body as well as being selected as the Grand Marshal of the 2008 Homecoming Parade. Most recently Dr. Carlock was deeply honored and humbled to be selected as the Hannibal Seagle Bible Chair.
     In addition to his work at Bethel, Dr. Carlock is currently serving as minister to both the Trezevant Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church in the Big Buck Community. Dr. Carlock is the son of Betty Thompson Carlock (BS’57) and the late Reverend Herbert Carlock (BA’55) and the grandson of the late Mary Inez (Wood) Thompson (FS’31). Dr. Carlock is married to Myra Little Carlock (MA Ed’03).

    Opening Convocation will be at 11 a.m. in Bouldin Auditorium in Bethel's Dickey Fine Arts Building.