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Vermilya to speak at Milligan

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (September 17, 2009) – John Vermilya, a member of the Kingdom Building Ministries team and advocate for Compassion International, will speak at Milligan College’s convocation service on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m. in Seeger Memorial Chapel.

Kingdom Building Ministries (KBM) is an evangelical parachurch organization that partners with churches, universities, denominations and other ministry organizations to challenge, equip and mobilize Christians to become Kingdom laborers. Vermilya joined the KBM speaking team in 2003.

Through storytelling, humor and reflecting upon his own Christian walk, Vermilya encourages audiences in their spiritual journeys. A preacher, leader and teacher, his messages focus on the call to authentic Christianity, resulting in passionate lives of purpose, service, sacrifice and risk.

Prior to joining KBM, Vermilya traveled and ministered extensively across the globe as a professional soccer player for four years with the Charlotte Eagles (USL) and with Missionary Athletes International, leading soccer ministry tours.

In addition to his work with KBM, Vermilya also serves as lead pastor of a non-denominational church in northern Michigan. He has written multiple articles and is currently working on his first book.

Compassion International is a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. Compassion helps more than 1 million children in 25 countries.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Nathan Flora, campus minister at Milligan, at 423.461.8748, or email nflora@milligan.edu.

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MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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