Baylor Launches Global Missions Campaign

Sept. 29, 1995

WACO, Texas -- The Baylor University Office of Denominational Ministries, in conjunction with the Jo Murphy Chair in International Education, Office of the Provost, Office of the Chaplain, and the Office of University Relations, will begin a $1 million missions endowment campaign during the first Global Christian Ventures dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in Room 510 of the Cashion Building of the Hankamer School of Business.

The Christian ventures program was established to enable Baylor faculty and students to serve and teach in Third World countries. The featured speaker of the event will be Dr. Denton Lotz, general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance.

The dinner will also honor the Glass-Cauthen and Bagby families for their commitment to Christian missions. The Bagby family pioneered Baptist missions in Brazil and the Glass-Cauthen family served in China. Fourteen members of these missionary families have attended Baylor beginning with William Buck Bagby in 1875 and Wiley Blount Glass, who graduated in 1901 and again in 1919. The most recent graduate of the two families is Douglas Bagby, a 1994 graduate, the son Dr. Daniel Bagby, also a Baylor alumnus who is former pastor of Seventh and James Baptist Church in Waco.

The commitment of these families is the spirit of this endowment endeavor, said the Rev. Milton Cunningham, director of the Office of Denominational Ministries. "The names of these families are synonymous with Christian missions," he said.

For more information, contact Cunningham at 755-3522.

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