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Ray Ortlund

Ray Ortlund Coming to Cedarville

by Benjamin Deeter, Student Public Relations Writer

Ray Ortlund, Jr., senior pastor at Immanuel Church in Nashville, Tennessee, will speak in chapel at Cedarville University on Thursday, March 10 and Wednesday, March 11. Chapel begins at 10 a.m. and is open to the public.

Ortlund is also the president of Renewal Ministries and serves on the council of The Gospel Coalition.

He will be joined in chapel by the Immanuel Worship Band.

In addition to numerous essays, articles and blogs, Ortlund has published eight books. His latest, “Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel,” was named “2017 Christian Book of the Year” in the Bible Study category by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. He also served as an Old Testament translator for the New Living Translation and the English Standard Version of the Bible.

Ortlund earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College, a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, a Master of Arts from The University of California Berkeley and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Ortlund taught Old Testament and Semitic languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois from 1989 to 1998. He has been a pastor for 28 years, ministering in California, Oregon, Georgia and Tennessee.

He and his wife, Jani, have four children and 13 grandchildren.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,380 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including its Master of Divinity program, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit

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