Dillard University's "Message in the Middle" continues with another powerful speaker scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, 2012. The next presenter, Daniel Corrie Shull, is the Senior Pastor of the Burnett Avenue Missionary Baptist Church located in Louisville, KY. He is a recent graduate from Fisk University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Religion and Philosophical Studies and is currently pursuing the Masters of Divinity at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Pastor Shull commenced his preaching ministry at the age of 18 and his pastoral ministry at the age of 20. In January 2005, Rev. Shull announced his call into the Gospel Ministry and on April 3, 2005 he delivered his first sermon and was licensed as a minister of the gospel. In ministry he has served as the assistant to the Dean of the Chapel, Rev. Dr. Jason Curry, at Fisk University as well as the Director of Publications for the Fisk Chapel, student minister for the Wesley Foundation and as the student intern minister at Key United Methodist Church. He is an active member of the NAACP and the Ethical Leadership Institute at Fisk University. Rev. Shull was selected as the 2007 UNCF Andrew Mellon scholar in the Academic Study of Religion. In this designation he did research at Emory University in Atlanta, GA on the subject of “Social Crisis Preaching in the African American Context.” Rev. Shull is also the youngest minister featured in the African American Pulpit-a quarterly journal the features the best of African American preaching in the nation. Rev. Shull’s entry, “Why Do You Treat Me This Way?,” was featured in the 2008 winter edition.
On February 17, 2007, Rev. Shull was called to serve the historic First Baptist Church of Campbellsville, KY as pastor. Immediately following Pastor Shull’s call to FBC Campbellsville, he began to form new ministries to meet the needs of the four generations that make up the vibrant congregation at First Baptist. During his tenure at FBC Campbellsville, Pastor Shull served on several community organizations including, the Church Relation Committee of Campbellsville University, Greater Campbellsville United, and Green River Ministries. On May 24, 2010, Rev. Shull was extended the invitation to serve the Burnett Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, KY. After much prayer, Pastor Shull joined the Burnett Ave. Church family to serve them as pastor.
Rev. Shull is married to his high school sweetheart, Abby Norman Shull, a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Austin Peay State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She is currently an elementary school teacher in the Jefferson County Public School System. They make their home in Louisville, KY and are the parents of one son, Daniel Harrison. As pastor and preacher, Rev. Shull endeavors to serve with passion and purpose as he ministers with great expectation just as Ephesians 3: 20 says, “Now unto him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that you may ask or think.”
For more information about the "Message in the Middle" series, contact Joshua Lazard at (504) 816-4555.