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