Exhibit Commemorating 400th Anniversary of Baptists Ends Jan. 17

Jan. 15, 2010

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Baylor University's history is strongly rooted in the Baptist denomination, which commemorated its 400th anniversary in 2009. As the festivities near an end so does the Baptists 400 Exhibit "So Great a Cloud of Witnesses."

"So Great a Cloud of Witnesses" is a an exhibit featuring six Baptist missionaries - Nancie Wingo, Joann Horton Goatcher, Julia Saccar Hagood, Alma Rohm, Rebekah Naylor and Baker James Cauthen - who have been named Baylor's Distinguished Alumni. Five of the six award recipients provided Bibles, photographs, clothing and other artifacts from their international service for the display.

The exhibit, which is part of Baylor's celebration commemorating the 400th Anniversary of Baptists, is available for viewing in the Allbritton Foyer of Moody Memorial Library.

The Baylor community and members of the Baptist denomination are encouraged to visit the exhibit before it closes 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 19. Though the library is officially closed Monday, Jan. 18, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Kathy Hillman will be at Moody Memorial Library at 11 a.m. to allow visitors to visit the exhibit before it closes.

In addition to the missions exhibit, Baylor will host Dr. Martin Marty and a panel discussion on the "Future of a Denomination: Baptists in the Next 400 Years."

Baylor invites members of the Baylor and Waco community to come to either discussion at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, or 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, in Waco Hall and listen as each expert shares their views and discusses what the next 400 years might hold for the Baptist denomination.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Kathy Hillman at 254-710-6684 or Kathy_hillman@baylor.edu.

by Colton Wright, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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