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Point University appoints new trustee chairman

WEST POINT — Point University has a new chairman for its board of trustees.

André Kennebrew, senior principal program lead for the Leadership Development Program at Chick-fil-A, Inc., will serve as the university’s first African American chairman, according to a news release from the university.

Kennebrew will follow in the footsteps of previous board chair David Deeter, founder and tax partner of Frazier and Deeter accounting firm. Deeter will continue to serve as a trustee.

“Point University has already benefited from André’s expertise as a trustee the last few years,” Dean C. Collins, Point University President said in a news release. “I’m confident his leadership as board chair will help us continue to strive to fulfill our mission of educating the next generation of Christian leaders.”

Kennebrew has years of experience in both ministry and industry. Prior to joining Chick-fil-A in 2006, Kennebrew served as the administrative pastor at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Tucker, Georgia, where he still serves as associate pastor.

“Point University is the best place that I’m aware of where a student seeking a sound biblical education can prepare for the workplace,” Kennebrew said in a news release. “At Point, a student can grow in their faith and grow their earnings potential. I’m excited about the opportunity Point gives me to continue transforming lives and creating the next generation of Christian leaders. God is at work at Point, and it’s always a joy to be involved in God’s work.”

Kennebrew graduated from Davidson College in 1982, where he was a three-year starter in football. He earned a master of ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary in 2004.

He was raised in Columbus and now lives in Atlanta with his wife Donna. They have two adult children, Holden and Kristen.