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BU's presence strong at BGCT

Nov. 11, 1998

The Baptist General Convention of Texas wrapped up Tuesday after two days of decisions, elections and discussions.

Baylor's representation at the convention was outstanding. Some of the BGCT's most visible people this week were representing or were associated with Baylor:

* Dr. Russell Dilday, a professor at George W. Truett Thrological Seminary, was re-elected president of the convention, and Baylor regent Jaclanel McFarland was re-elected first vice president.

* Chancellor Herbert H. Reynolds was the speaker at the Texas Baptists Committed breakfast Tuesday.

* John Baugh, Baylor regent emeritus, was honored by the Texas Missions Foundation at a dinner Monday night.

* The convention saw representatives of Baylor's student body as well. Seminary students were in attendance, and a singing group from Baylor's Baptist Student Ministries performed at Monday evening's general session, immediately after the election of officers. Almost everyone at the convention attended this part of the event, and Baylor's students were in the Baptists' spotlight that evening.

*Baylor sold approximately 800 tickets to the Friends of Truett dinner Monday. Dr. Brad Creed, the seminary's dean, and President Robert B. Sloan Jr. were on hand to raise money for the construction of the new seminary building on the Baylor campus.

The atmosphere at the convention showed the university's importance in Texas Baptist life. We are proud of Baylor's presence at the BGCT this week.

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