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Redemption City Pastor to Speak in Chapel

by Lauren McGuire, Student Public Relations Writer

Dr. Jedidiah Coppenger is the lead pastor of Redemption City Church, a church plant in Franklin, Tennessee. He will speak in chapel at Cedarville University on Tuesday, February 11. Chapel begins at 10 a.m. and is open to the public.

Coppenger earned his Bachelor of Science in business administration from North Greenville University, his Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in systematic theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Although he grew up in a Christian home, he did not become a Christian until age 20, while attending North Greenville University.

He has served in a number of pastoral roles over the past 13 years, both in the United States and around the world. He has also contributed to and edited two books, “Retreat or Risk: A Call for a Great Commission Resurgence” and “Theology and Practice of Mission: God, the Church and the Nations.”

Coppenger is married to Melanie and they have three kids: Josiah, Susannah and Judah.

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 the 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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