Baylor President Issues Statement On Death Of W.A. Criswell

Jan. 10, 2002

by Larry D. Brumley

WACO - Baylor University President Robert B. Sloan Jr. today issued the following statement on the death of Dr. W.A. Criswell, longtime pastor of First Baptist Church, Dallas. Criswell earned a B.A. degree from Baylor in 1931.

"W.A. Criswell was one of the most visible Baylor graduates in Southern Baptist life over the past half century," said Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr. "His most important legacies are expository preaching and the commitment to spending a lifetime of ministry at one church. Those legacies represent commitments that are much needed in contemporary church life. We offer our condolences to family and friends who mourn the passing of W.A. Criswell."

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