Mark Howell will speak in chapel Sept. 6, 2016

National Champion Football Player to Speak in Chapel


by Natalia Kirychuk, Public Relations Writer

Dr. Mark Howell, senior pastor at Hunters Glen Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, will speak in chapel at Cedarville University on Sept. 6, 2016. Howell has served for 25 years at churches in Florida, Texas, North Carolina and Arkansas. 

After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carson-Newman College in Tennessee – where he also played linebacker for the 1986 NAIA national champion football team – Howell received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in North Carolina.

Howell has a passion for missions and has led mission teams to 14 foreign countries including Mexico, South Africa, India and Ukraine. He currently serves as a trustee of the International Missions Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,711 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit