Dr. Carol “Lynn” Brinkley


Lynn has spent the past few years serving as Director of Student Services and Alumni Relations at Campbell Divinity School where she is the lead person in planning the formal student-focused functions of the Divinity School.

Available for: Preaching, Preaching Etiquette, Retreats, Call to Ministry

Travels from: Fayetteville, NC




  • BS, North Carolina State University
  • MS, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
  • MDiv, Campbell University Divinity School
  • DMin, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Lynn Brinkley serves as Director of Student Services and Alumni Relations at Campbell

University Divinity School in Buies Creek, NC. She has been in this position since 2007. 



As Director of Student Services and Alumni Relations, Lynn has the opportunity to minister to students as chaplain, advocate, fellowship coordinator and friend. Lynn is also an adjunct instructor for the undergraduate Religion Department and the Divinity School. Lynn published Manners and Money: A Manual on Preaching Etiquette which addresses proper pulpit decorum and hospitality towards guest ministers. Lynn is an ordained associate minister at First Baptist Church of Clinton, NC. Lynn serves on the national Baptist Women in Ministry board and the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Freedom Board of Directors. Lynn is regularly called upon to preach and teach in churches of diverse denominations across the United States. She was a workshop presenter at the Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa in 2016. Lynn resides in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Her daughter, Taylor, is a mechanical engineering student at NC A&T State University in Greensboro, NC.

Pulpit Supply:

Lynn has a passion for preaching the Good News, sharing her story, and encouraging people to lead transformed lives. Lynn engages the biblical narratives and provides a message that is applicable to today.

 Lynn is one of the most caring and charming people I know. She is a dynamite preacher who understands fully what a biblical sermon is and she always comes to the preaching moment well prepared. Her sermons are insightful, helpful, creative, dynamic, and engaging. I'd like to have her as my pastor so I could hear her preach every Sunday!


Dr. Roy De Brand
Former Professor of Preaching and Worship
Campbell University Divinity School


I am delighted to have gotten to know Lynn as her professor in the Doctor of Ministry program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  I am confident that Lynn will do well in any position God's Holy Spirit places her.  May the God who has called you and gifted you continue to use your teaching and preaching for the benefit of God's people and for the honor of our Savior!


Dr. Haddon W. Robinson

Retired, Harold John Ockenga Distinguished Professor of Preaching

Former Senior Director of the Doctor of Ministry program

Former Interim President at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

To inquire about Lynn’s availability, please send e-mail to: brinkleycarol@aol.com or brinkleyc@campbell.edu. Please indicate the type of event you have in mind with information about the proposed date, suggested topic, and the intended audience. Thanks for your interest!