Conferences & Lectures
The African American Preaching Conference emphasizes uniquely the work and witness of ministry as it intersects with the academy. Shaped by a steering committee of 30 African American leaders, the conference features nationally noted proclaimers, plenary session speakers, and workshops rooted in the rich resources of Baylor University and Truett Seminary.
The W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lectureship in Applied Christianity was established in 1995 by Dr. W.C. Dobbs of Mobile, Alabama, retired professor of Christian ethics at Mobile College of Mobile, Alabama.
Established in 2002, the Minette and Huber Lelland Drumwright Jr. Endowed Lectures in New Testament Studies brings national and international leaders in the field of New Testament Studies to the Baylor campus for interaction with students. Church and community leaders are invited to participate in conferences led by internationally known New Testament specialists as well as younger, developing scholars.
Truett Seminary's National Preaching Conference echos the best of yesterday's traditions and resounds with the needs of tomorrow's church. The conference features noted national proclaimers along with choral worship and inspirational breakout sessions.
Established in 1999, The Leo and Gloriana Parchman Endowment funds an annual lecture to support the mission and curriculum of the seminary by enabling world-renowned theologians from a variety of fields and disciplines to give lectures on topics of current need or interest. The lectures focus on concerns of both theory and practice related to issues in Christian ministry and encourage dynamic discussion on topics related to theological studies.
The T.B. Maston Foundation Lectureship in Christian Ethics is given annually at different Texas Baptist institutions of higher education and always focuses on Christian ethics. The mission of the foundation is to promote the legacy of Dr. Thomas Buford Maston, Christian ethicist, author and lifelong advocate for the deeper understanding and application of the teachings of Jesus.
The Willson-Addis Endowed Lectureship recognizes the Willsons and their daughter, Oragene Willson Addis, and examines practical Christianity. The lecturer may be from any branch of the Judeo-Christian tradition.