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R Kirby Godsey

R. KIRBY GODSEY served 27 years as President and CEO of Mercer University before being named Chancellor in 2006. As a tribute to Godsey and his enduring legacy of leadership, the Mercer University Board of Trustees voted at its April 2006 meeting to name the historic administration building on the Macon campus in his honor.

Currently, Godsey is Chairman of the Board of Birch Communications in Atlanta, and Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting firm in Macon. With a bachelor's degree from Samford University, he earned his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Theology degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Alabama and PhD in Philosophy from Tulane University. He is recipient of honorary doctorates from The University of South Carolina, Samford University, Campbell University, and Averett University.

Godsey is the author of THE GOD PARTICLE: GOD-TALK IN A BIG BANG WORLD, IS GOD A CHRISTIAN?: CREATING A COMMUNITY OF CONVERSATION, CENTERING OUR SOULS, THE COURAGE FACTOR, and WHEN WE TALK ABOUT GOD, LET’S BE HONEST. He has also written numerous articles for professional journals.

Learn more about him here.