Former Chaplain to Speak at Chapel Sept. 13

Sept. 12, 2006

by Katie Brooks, student newswriter, (254) 710-1961

Dr. Milton Cunningham, former university chaplain and director of denominational ministries, will address students on his birthday during chapel services at 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in Waco Hall.

A 1950 Baylor alumnus, Cunningham received his master's degree in theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctorate of divinity from the University of Corpus Christi in 1962. Cunningham was president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas from 1977-79.

He served as a chairman of the Baylor Board of Trustees from 1985-86. He received the James Huckins Award for meritorious service to Baylor, and in 1989 he was named a Distinguished Alumnus.

Cunningham served as Baylor University Chaplain from 1996-1999, and received the George W. Truett Distinguished Church Service Award in 2002.

He has pastored churches in California and Texas and has traveled to Africa as a missionary with his wife, Barbara, a 1954 Baylor alumna.

Cunningham and his wife have two sons, Miller, a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, and Milton III, a Baylor graduate.

For more information, contact the Office of University Ministries at 710-3517. Chapel can be viewed live on the web here.

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