Brister remembered as an inspiration to young pastors

FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary joins with family and friends in mourning the death of C.W. Brister Jr., distinguished professor emeritus of pastoral ministry. Brister died August 9 after a battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 82.

Brister began teaching at Southwestern in 1957 and retired in 2001. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram printed a story about the incredible impact of this spiritual giant and the way he inspired young ministers of the Gospel. To read the full article, visit

About Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Southwestern Seminary celebrates its centennial in 2008. Since its founding, the seminary has trained and sent out over 40,000 graduates to serve in local churches and mission fields around the world. In 1908, B.H. Carroll established the seminary on the campus of Baylor University. It was moved to its current location on Seminary Hill in Fort Worth in 1910 and was placed under the direction of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1925. Paige Patterson was elected as the eighth president of the seminary in 2003.

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Dr. Thomas White, Vice President for Student Services and Communications
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
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Established 1908 Fort Worth, Texas