Around the State: HSU deans exchange memories

Former deans of Logsdon Theological Seminary Vernon Davis (left) and Tommy Brisco (center) and current dean Don Williford shared their memories of the school’s beginnings during a dinner celebrating its 20 years of educating ministers.

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The three living deans of Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon School of Theology and Seminary shared their memories of the seminary at a celebratory dinner culminating “Celebrating Logsdon: 20 Years of Seminary Programs,” a two-day event marking two decades of service. Current dean Don Williford, immediate past dean Tommy Brisco and former dean Vernon Davis told stories about the beginnings of the vision that ultimately became Logsdon Seminary. H.K. Neely, Logsdon’s first dean, died in 2013. Logsdon has opened extension campuses in Dallas-Fort Worth and McAllen and launched a doctor of ministry program at the school’s San Antonio campus.

daresa voss130Daresa VossHoward Payne University has named Daresa Voss interim dean of the school of education. Voss joined the HPU faculty in 2003 following 13 years of service at Wayland Baptist University and William Jewell College. 

The fourth annual “Engage@ETBU” conference will be held Oct. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at East Texas Baptist UniversityJimmy Dorrell, pastor of The Church under the Bridge and executive director of Mission Waco, is the keynote speaker. The yearly conference is for area ministers and laypeople and seeks to address needs of local congregations. All participants will receive a copy of Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help, and How to Reverse It. The cost of the conference is $45, and alumni registration is $30. Registration includes lunch. To register, click here




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