Around the State: DBU holds MLK Day Unity Walk

Dallas Baptist University President Adam Wright (3rd from left) leads a Martin Luther King Day Unity Walk across the DBU campus. (DBU Photo / Ryan Crisman)

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Pastor Bertrain Bailey from St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas, recites Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. (DBU Photo / Ryan Crisman)

Dallas Baptist University faculty, students and guests participated in the second annual Martin Luther King Day Unity Walk across the university campus Jan. 15. The walk began at the Collins Learning Center, where Jay Harley, vice president for student affairs, addressed the crowd, reminding participants of the unity Christ brings. When the group arrived at the cross that stand between the Mahler Student Center and the Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel, DBU President Adam Wright spoke, and student Tamerick Brazzell led the DBU Gospel Choir in singing “Lift Up Every Voice and Sing.” Bertrain Bailey, pastor of St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas and a DBU trustee, closed the event by reciting King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and leading the crowd in prayer.

Steve Massey

Steve Massey was named vice president of the Texas Baptist Missions Foundation. Massey worked in various roles in the corporate world before transitioning into full-time ministry. He served six years as vice president of development at Buckner International. Most recently, he was vice president of development at e3 Partners/I Am Second. He holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from the University of North Texas.

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Seven faculty members at Dallas Baptist University and an alumnus marked the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by compiling a book, Luther on Leadership. David D. Cook, assistant professor of leadership at DBU, edited the book, which explored Martin Luther’s leadership characteristics and examined his contributions to theology, law, politics, economics and education. Contributors were Mark Cook, Justin Gandy, Jack Goodyear, Jay Harley, Brent Thomason and Michael Whiting from the DBU, along with alumnus Erik Gronberg.

Retirement

Terry Bertrand from First Baptist Church in Arlington after 21 years as associate pastor of administration there.

 

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