Outstanding Student Awards

Each spring, the department recognizes two senior Religion majors with an "Outstanding Student Award."  The award is based upon student GPA.  The recipients for the 2018-2019 academic year were Patrick Murphy and Jordan Greer. Below are profiles of our two recipients.

Here they are pictured with Dr. Bellinger.


Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy graduated from Baylor University in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and a minor in Leadership Studies. He has earned a place on the Dean’s List every semester at Baylor. While at Baylor, Patrick was a member at Highland Baptist Church and did an internship with his college pastor, Drew Humphrey, as well as with his youth pastor from home, Joe Baucom. Currently, Patrick is serving as the youth pastor at Axtell Baptist Church in Axtell, TX and intends to continue as the church’s youth pastor after graduation. Patrick also hopes to begin teaching as a 7th-12th Grade math teacher in the fall once completing his Alternative Teaching Certification and later pursue a Master of Theology. 

Jordan Greer

Jordan Greer will graduate from Baylor in May of 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and a minor in Business Administration. He will be graduating Summa Cum Laude, having made Dean's List every semester at Baylor. During his time at Baylor, Jordan served for two years at First Baptist Church of Clifton as a youth intern. Jordan is currently on staff at Highland Baptist Church as the Director of Music. Jordan is attending Baylor's Truett Seminary in August of 2019 as he pursues a Master of Divinity. He is thankful for his family's endless support and all of the friends and professors who have helped him along the way towards great academic success.