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