Truett Board of Advisors Elect Officers

Nov. 3, 1995

The Board of Advisors for George W. Truett Theological Seminary recently elected its first slate of officers at its recently held board meeting.

Bill Brian of Amarillo was elected chair of the board, Susie Jaynes of Waco was elected vice chair and David Maddox of Fullerton, Calif. was elected secretary.

In other board news, the advisors discussed a pilot project offering masters level courses at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas which could begin as early as January 1996. The board expressed hope that a permanent dean for the seminary would be in place by February 1996.

The board also discussed the addition of new faculty in the areas of Old Testament, theology, missions, ministry leadership and religious education. An announcement was made about the seminary's co-sponsorship with Baylor University of the "Christ Seminar," which is an international colloquy on Isaiah 53 that will be attended by leading scholars from Cambridge, Oxford, Tübingen, Yale and Duke Universities.

Brian is a lawyer in the firm of Hinkle, Cox, Eaton, Coffield and Hensley P.L.L.C. He has two degrees from Baylor, one degree from Southern Methodist University and is a member of the Baylor Development Council. He serves Baptist causes on numerous boards and committees including the Baptist Standard, Panhandle Baptist Foundation for which he serves as vice president and High Plains Baptist Hospital. A member of First Baptist Church of Amarillo, he is a deacon and Sunday School director.

Jaynes, a homemaker, is very active in Baptist life and the Waco community. She is a Sunday School teacher at the First Baptist Church of Waco, and a member of the Baylor Women's Athletic Cabinet. She has served the Baptist General Convention of Texas on the State Missions Committee, Convention Resolution Ad Hoc Committee and Ministries to the Deaf. Her service to the Waco community includes the United Way, PTA and Girls Scouts.

Maddox, a real estate developer, is a member of Faith Baptist Church in Santa Barbara, Calif. He has served Baptist churches in California as a deacon and Sunday School teacher for numerous years. His denominational service includes serving as chair of the executive committee of the Southern Baptist Convention as well as numerous committee appointments. He has served on the California Baptist Foundation and is currently active with the Women's Missionary Union Foundation and the Baptist World Alliance. Maddox is the son of Brazilian missionaries and is a 1948 Baylor graduate.

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