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Elmer Towns new Dean of LBTS

The Lynchburg paper is reporting that Elmer Towns has been named to replace Ergun Caner (they omit any mention of Dan Mitchell) and add a few more nuggets:

He served as dean of the seminary from 1979 to 1992.

Towns will remain dean of LU’s school of religion.

Towns was not part of the committee [that investigated the Caner matter].


The seminary enrolls 500 residential students and 6,800 online students, Towns said.

Towns also spoke at Liberty Convocation on Wednesday; he announced plans to increase the size of the seminary to 1000 resident students and 10,000 total students.

We still don’t know anything about the committee that investigated the Caner situation, apart from the fact that it was either headed or named by Ron Godwin and may or may not have included Godwin himself.

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