Edgefield Baptist Church Contributes To Baylor Scholarship Funds

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Truett Seminary Dean Paul W. Powell (left) receives a $400,000 contribution from Randle Saffell, a trustee and deacon chairman for Waco's Edgefield Baptist Church, for endowed student scholarships at Truett Seminary and Baylor's department of religion.
June 19, 2002

by Lori Scott Fogleman

The sale of the Edgefield Baptist Church property to Baylor University was finalized today.

In addition, church trustees voted to make a contribution in the amount of $400,000 to endowed scholarship funds for students in Baylor's George W. Truett Theological Seminary and for ministerial students in the department of religion.

Randle Saffell, an Edgefield trustee and deacon chairman, presented a check for the scholarship funds to Dr. Paul W. Powell, dean of Truett Seminary.

"Edgefield Baptist Church endowed these scholarships as a way to perpetuate the Edgefield name and the more than 100-year ministry of the church," Powell said.

Baylor officials said a decision has not been made about the future use of the property, which is located adjacent to the campus at the corner of Bagby Avenue and River Street.

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