FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Southwestern alumnus, Bruce Hall, went to great lengths to get to Fort Worth in 1949 so he could attend seminary. Hitchhiking from Greenville, S.C., he traveled the 1,044-mile journey with 22 different drivers.
In1957, he became pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Pamplico, S.C., where he faithfully served for nearly 40 years before retiring in 1996.
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.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Thomas White, Vice President for Student Services and Communications
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
817.923.1921 ext. 7300