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Dr. Dondi Costin, Guest Speaker at Coastal Community Baptist Church

Sun July 14 @ 9:00 am

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Dr. Dondi Costin, president of Liberty University, will speak at Coastal Community Baptist Church
Sunday, July 14th 9am & 10:30 Services
7721 Alexander Rd, Wilmington

A native of Wilmington, Dr. Dondi Costin began serving as Liberty University’s  sixth president on July 1, 2023.   He returned to Liberty, his alma mater, after five years as president of Charleston Southern University.  He is a retired Major General with more than 32 years of commissioned service in a military career that culminated as a senior leader in the Pentagon, where he served as the 18th Air Force Chief of Chaplains. 

As Chief of Chaplains, Dr. Dondi led an Air Force Chaplain Corps of 2,000 chaplains and Religious Affairs Airmen and was the senior pastor for more than 664,000 personnel. As chairman of the Armed Forces Chaplain Board, he advised the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff on religious, ethical and quality-of-life concerns for the entire U.S. military. 

Dr. Costin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in operations research from the United States Air Force Academy and graduate degrees from Liberty University (M.A. in counseling), Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (M.A. in religion), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Air Command and Staff College (Master of Military Operational Art and Science), Air War College (Master of Strategic Studies), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min in evangelism and church growth; Ph.D. in leadership).

He is the recipient of multiple distinguished awards and recognitions including the Military Chaplains Association Distinguished Service Award and was twice named one of Charleston’s Most Influential People. His numerous military awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal and 3 Afghanistan Campaign Medals. 

All are welcome to attend.


Sun July 14
9:00 am


Coastal Community Baptist Church
7721 Alexander Rd
Wilmington, 28411
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