Truett Alumni Association Honors Kyle Lake with Establishment of Memorial Scholarship

Nov. 16, 2005

by Laura A. Cadena, Truett Alumni Association

Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary Alumni Association has announced the establishment of the Kyle Lake Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund at Truett Seminary. The announcement was made at the Friends of Truett dinner Monday, Nov. 14, during the annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) in Austin.

"Kyle Lake was a bright light and a vital voice in the church. His work among college students will affect churches around the world as young men and women carry their experiences from University Baptist to the far corners of the globe," said Steve Wells, president of the Truett Alumni Association and senior pastor at South Main Baptist, Houston.

"As an alumni association, we thought it only fitting that Kyle's name continue to sound on the Baylor campus and his vision continue to light the ways of time at Truett Seminary," Wells said. "We concluded the best way to ensure Kyle's continuing presence was through the creation of an endowed scholarship. Kyle's family will set the guidelines for choosing recipients. Contributions and gifts from people who loved Kyle and Truett will make the scholarship possible."

Lake was electrocuted on Sunday, Oct. 30, while performing a baptism at University Baptist Church, Waco, where he served as pastor for seven years. News of the accident quickly spread around the globe and deeply affected the Baylor family.

Lake earned a bachelor's degree in speech communications/religion in 1994 from Baylor and his master of divinity degree in 1997 from Truett Seminary. He was the author of two books, Understanding God's Will and [Re]understanding Prayer. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer, also a Baylor graduate, and three children.

Donations can be made through the Baylor Development Office at (800) BAYLOR-U opt. 4, Kyle Lake Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund c/o Baylor University, One Bear Place #97050, Waco, TX 76798, or

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