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Army chaplaincy chief to address luncheon


ORLANDO, Fla. (BP) ó Maj. Gen. Douglas L. Carver, U.S. Army chief of chaplains, will address the annual Southern Baptist Convention Chaplainsí Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 14.

Based at the Pentagon, Carver is the first Southern Baptist chaplain to be promoted to the chief of chaplains office in more than 50 years.

The luncheon will be held in Room W303 of the Orange County Convention Centerís West Building in Orlando, Fla.

Carver, a native of Rome, became the Armyís 22nd chief of chaplains in 2007. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in religious studies from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, a master of divinity degree from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and a master of science in strategic studies from the Army War College in Carlisle, Pa.

An ordained Southern Baptist minister, he has pastored churches in Kentucky, Colorado, and Virginia. He was commissioned as an Army chaplain in 1984.