Alumni gather at SBTC dinner
FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Alumni from across Texas gathered for fellowship and heard words about God’s movement at Southwestern Seminary during a dinner at the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention
(SBTC), Nov. 15.
State alumni association president James Shupp, pastor of Castle Hills First Baptist Church in San Antonio, thanked the seminary for its investment in each of the alumni. “To all of you who teach at Southwestern, I just want to say from the bottom of my heart, and I believe the rest of those in this room would say the same, thank you for giving your life to molding the next generation. Thank you for the influence that you have on young minds and the way you’re helping the next generation of leaders, of preachers, of teachers.”
Southwestern’s vice president for student services and communications, Thomas White, told alumni and friends about the amazing things God is doing on campus. He told of new student housing, upcoming conferences, a new biblical studies degree in the college, new blogs, and the seminary’s program in a Texas state prison. He invited everyone to join the seminary in dedicating the new chapel on Dec. 1 and to return next summer to the campus to see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. Most importantly, he said, is the amazing move of God among students, faculty, and staff in the area of evangelism. Southwesterners regularly go out into the neighborhoods and malls sharing the Gospel, and a sense of revival continues to grow.
“Be encouraged because great things are happening at Southwestern,” White said.
During the election of state alumni association officers, Chris Osborne, pastor of Central Baptist Church in College Station was elected secretary. As is customary, other elected positions moved up to fill positions. Scott Moody, pastor of First Baptist Church in Silsbee, served as vice president this past year and will serve as president for the coming year. Likewise, Bart Barber, pastor of First Baptist Church in Farmersville, moved from secretary to vice president.