President of Liberty Seminary Speaks at Cumberland College Convocation


By Media Relations of Cumberland College
Published: December 5, 2006

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands held its final Convocation of 2006 on Monday at the O. Wayne Rollins Center. Dr. Ergun “Butch” Caner, a 1989 graduate of Cumberlands, spoke about some of his experiences in America and at Cumberlands.

Caner talked about coming to America as a Turkish immigrant and how he converted from Islam to Christianity. He also spoke about his many good experiences at Cumberlands. “I had to be disciplined; it was done so at UC,” he said. In closing, he instructed the audience to “be the best Christian God called you to be.”

Caner is the current president of Liberty Theological Seminary at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. He is the first former Muslim to become the president of an evangelical seminary. He has written fourteen books defending Christianity against other religions and has appeared on numerous television networks.

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, is a private liberal arts college in its 117th year of operation. Cumberlands offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study, 30 minors and nine pre-professional programs, graduate degrees and certifications in education as well as online and accelerated, nontraditional programs for adults.