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Seminary nears goal for funding

Nov. 10, 1998

BY ASHLEE ROSS

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Ashlee_Ross@baylor.edu

George W. Truett Theological Seminary is $3 million closer to reaching a matching grant presented last year by a Baylor regent, Dr. Brad Creed said Monday.

Creed, dean of Truett Seminary, made the announcement during the Friends of Truett dinner Monday night at the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Approximately 800 people attended the dinner.

Baylor regent emeritus John Baugh pledged $5 million to the construction of a new building for Truett Seminary at last year's convention.

Dr. Winfred Moore, director of the Center for Ministry Effectiveness, urged attendants of the dinner to give as much as they could to build Truett.

He asked dinner attendants 'to build a seminary that all Baptists everywhere can be proud of.'

Dr. Frank Pollard, pastor of First Baptist Church in Jackson, Miss., was the keynote speaker at the dinner.

He also urged dinner attendants to give the rest of the money needed for the building of the seminary.

Truett Seminary distributed $867,000 in financial aid this year, Creed said.

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