Homecoming Worship Service Set for Nov. 2

Oct. 28, 1997

The Baylor University Alumni Association has planned a Homecoming worship service for alumni, students and their families beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at Seventh and James Baptist Church.

Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr. will deliver the sermon.

Worship music will be directed by the Rev. Ronald E. Bowles, minister of music and media at First Baptist Church, El Paso, since 1983. Bowles graduated from Baylor in 1974 with a bachelor's degree in music education. He graduated with a master's degree in communications from Baylor in 1977 and received a master's degree in church music from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1981.

In addition to other ministerial positions in music, Bowles was associate minister of music for First Baptist Church in Waco from 1975-81 and music director for the Baptist Student Union at Baylor from 1974-76. He has served for many years as worship leader for the Homecoming "Singspiration" program and is an active member of the Baylor Alumni Association.

Baylor 21, a chorus group under the direction of Hugh Sanders, will provide a call to worship and special music. "Footprints In The Sand," written by David M. Angerman, will be performed. Angerman graduated with a master's degree in music from Baylor in 1977 and is the minister of music at Bethany Lutheran Church in Austin.

Six other Baylor alumni will serve as worship leaders. They include Dr. Herbert Colvin, professor emeritus of music theory and Baylor carillonneur; Lydia McCall Bratcher, a piano teacher at Lydia Bratcher Piano Studio in Waco; Dr. William D. Hillis, vice president for student life and The Cornelia Marschall Smith Distinguished Professor of Biology; Dr. Naymond Keathley, professor of religion; Samuel William "Dub" Oliver, director of student activities; and Bob Anne McMullan Senter; president of the Baylor Alumni Association.

For more information, call the Alumni Association at (254) 710-1112 or visit the Homecoming web site at http://www.baylor.edu/~Homecoming/

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