News: Alumni News

Sep
28
2018
Announcing Dr. Matt Homeyer as Assistant Dean for External Affairs for Baylor's Truett Seminary
On October 15, 2018, Matt Homeyer, MDiv ‘07, DMin ‘16, will begin his service at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary in the newly created position of Assistant Dean for External Affairs. Dr. Homeyer previously served as the Director of Ministry Connections at Truett.
Jun
7
2018
This past May, Truett Seminary’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Christian Ministry and Church Music Dr. Terry York and Financial Manager Jan Cason traveled to Ghana at the invitation of Dora Bortey, DMin ’04. Bortey is the founder and director of L.I.F.E. (Living For El-Shaddai) Ministries, an organization that focuses on reaching children and teenagers for Jesus Christ.
May
21
2018
Truett Seminary alumnus Dr. Dan Bellamy (MDiv ’06, DMin ‘15) is fulfilling his call to ministry in a unique and interesting way. Bellamy—known as "Dr. Dan"—is the founder of Inflatable Stories, through which he creates balloon sculptures to share the gospel with audiences nationwide. Though he long felt both his call to ministry and his passion for balloon art, it wasn’t until recently that God brought the two together in the form of Inflatable Stories.
May
1
2018
The 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world have been identified in a survey by the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Scholars of homiletics made the selections from nearly 800 nominees.
Apr
9
2018
Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary Dean Todd D. Still has announced the appointment of Scott M. Gibson, DPhil, and Jared E. Alcántara, PhD, as the Seminary's newest faculty members. Both Dr. Gibson and Dr. Alcántara will begin their service at Baylor on July 1.
Oct
14
2016
An expert bridge builder. That's what Jeremy Courtney is becoming in places where bridges have been smoldering for decades, and in some cases, for centuries.
Sep
29
2016
Lillian Hinds has been pastor of Meadow Oaks Baptist Church in Temple eight years. She shares her background and thoughts on ministry with the Baptist Standard’s “Deep in the Hearts of Texans.”
Oct
21
2015
The annual Friends of Truett Dinner will be on Monday, November 9th. Make sure to RSVP and reserve your spot by October 23rd. Space is limited!
Sep
8
2015
Dr. Steve Wells will be joining us as the Pastor of the Day on Tuesday, September 8 at 11am.
Apr
24
2014
As Baylor University's Texas Hunger Initiative makes encouraging headway towards the mission of eliminating hunger in Texas, the project's director (Jeremy Everett, MDiv ’01) will now also help shape the fight nationwide.
Feb
26
2014
Truett graduate and executive director of Preemptive Love Coalition, Jeremy Courtney works to provide lifesaving heart surgeries for Iraqi children in pursuit of peace between communities at odds.
Jan
29
2014
Austin Fischer (Truett alumnus and Teaching Pastor at the Vista Community Church in Temple, TX) has recently released his new book, Young, Restless, No Longer Reformed: Black Holes, Love, and a Journey In and Out of Calvinism.
Oct
1
2012
Dr. Geoffrey WainwrightThe Parchman Endowed Lectures welcomes Dr. Geoffrey Wainwright, the Robert Earl Cushman Professor Emeritus of Christian Theology at Duke Divinity School on October 9th and 10th. The title of his lecture series is: "Faith, Hope and Love: The Ecumenical Trio of Virtues."
Mar
4
2011
Clint DobsonThe "Clint Dobson Memorial Fund" has now been established here at Truett Seminary. A gift to this fund benefits both current and future seminary students here at Truett.
Feb
22
2011
Delmar Baptist Church in Town and Country, MO has announced that the Rev. Chris L. Fillingham has been appointed as its 20th senior pastor.
He will give his first sermon on Sunday, March 6.
Feb
17
2011
Reading Scripture well is like listening to a chorus, the dean of Duke Divinity School explained during the 2011 Winter Pastors' School at Baylor University's Truett Theological Seminary.

Hearers appreciate music best when they listen for and distinguish between the parts as well as take in the whole, said Richard Hays, the George Washington Ivey professor of New Testament at Duke. Nearly 200 people attended the event, presented by the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Truett. Hays' theme was "Reading Scripture Alongside the Gospel Writers."
Feb
14
2011
Dr. GarlandDr. David Garland, dean of the George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University and noted New Testament scholar, will be the keynote speaker for the annual Willson Lectures Series at Wayland Baptist University.
The Willson Lectures are set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 1 and 2. Garland will present a lecture titled "Jesus and the Outcasts" during an evening banquet at 6:30 p.m. March 1 in McClung Center, Room 211. Garland then will speak at the university's Wednesday chapel service at 11 a.m. March 2 on the topic "Jesus and Forgiveness," followed by a time with the school's ministerial student group discussing "Jesus and Money."
Feb
14
2011
Dr. Richard BauckhamDr. Richard Bauckham, Emeritus Professor of New Testament Studies at The University of St. Andrews, Scotland, will be delivering the Parchman Lectures, March 1-3. The title of the series is: "The Gospels as Histories: What Sort of History are They?"
Nov
12
2010
As a part of a BGCT annual meeting workshop designed to help churches proclaim the words of Jesus Christ found in Acts 1:8, Joel Gregory, professor of preaching at Truett Seminary in Waco, demonstrated two ways in which this verse can be preached--the deductive method and the narrative method.
Sep
17
2010
The Truett Seminary at Baylor University will host the 2010 Fall Preaching Convocation and Workshop on Monday, Sept. 20, and Tuesday, Sept. 21.
Jun
14
2010
Truett Seminary alumnus, Dr. John Wiles, will be serving as Assistant Professor of Choral Music at the University of Northern Iowa. His duties will include teaching two mixed choirs, the Glee Club, advanced undergraduate conducting, and supervising graduate students in choral conducting.
May
12
2010
Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary will confer degrees upon the nearly 50 graduates during its commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, May 14, at the First Baptist Church of Waco.
Apr
27
2010
Dr. David Garland, interim president of Baylor, held his office for about two years. With that, he never lost his love of the small things life offers.

"I will miss my parking space at the Ferrell Center. That is very nice," Garland said. "I will miss the staff. The things I am most proud of were the things that I was able to do for individual staff, professors and students."

"And I will miss the ability to be able to do those kinds of things, make decisions that I felt very proud of and that had a positive impact on various people's lives. That, to me, brought me the most gratification and joy."

Garland has served as Baylor's interim president since June 2008, when Dr. John Lilley was forced out of office.
Mar
29
2010
Joel Gregory, professor of preaching at Baylor University's Truett Theological Seminary, will deliver the annual T.B. Maston Lectures at Hardin-Simmons University, April 5-6.
Mar
22
2010
Dr. Philip Jenkins, Distinguished Senior Fellow at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion and the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Humanities at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pa., will be featured at the Willson-Addis Endowed Lecture in Practical Christianity at Baylor's George W. Truett Theological Seminary, 1300 S. University Parks Drive.
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