Trustee’s church seeks to spread story of martyred missionary

FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tenn., plans to donate 4,000 copies of the book Bill Wallace of China to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary this spring. The inspirational story of Southern Baptist missionary Bill Wallace, who was martyred in China in 1951, will be distributed to all Southwestern students in an effort to encourage those who have surrendered to God’s call on their lives.

Mike Boyd, pastor of Wallace Memorial and a Southwestern Seminary trustee, hopes the book will challenge the next generation of Bill Wallaces. Baptist & Reflector, the official news journal of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, has written an article about what the church is doing to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Bill Wallace’s birth. To read the 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.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Thomas White, Vice President for Student Services and Communications
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
817.923.1921 ext. 7300



Established 1908 Fort Worth, Texas