The Lord brought together the vision of Bill and Alice Marshall and the legacy of Eugene Isham Enlow and his late wife, Culley Yates Enlow. That vision was to create an annual preaching workshop, sponsored by Georgetown College’s Marshall Center for Christian Ministry, the focus of which was/is to enhance the preaching ministry of the participants. The first Enlow Excellence in Preaching Workshop was held in 1998 and featured Dr. Thomas G. Long.
In the fall of 2003, Dr. Eugene Enlow established with the Kentucky Baptist Foundation the “Eugene and Culley Enlow Excellence in Preaching Endowment Fund”, the income from which is to provide funding for future preaching workshops.
Dr. Eugene Isham Enlow is a beloved Kentucky Baptist pastor, preacher, teacher, writer, denominational leader; and 1944 Georgetown College graduate. Gene Enlow received a PhD from SBTS in Louisville. He pastored churches in Kentucky and Oklahoma and retired from Louisville’s Beechmont Baptist Church in November 1988. He also taught as an adjunct professor of OT, NT, and Evangelistic Preaching at Boyce Bible College. After retiring he served more than 13 interim pastorates.
After the death of Dr. Enlow’s first wife, Culley; he married Bettye McSwain Lovorn Enlow. Gene and Bettye shared life, ministry and love together until his death on November 15, 2017.