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Dallas Baptist University will hold a “Patriot Preview” day for prospective students Nov. 8.

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Dallas Baptist University will hold a “Patriot Preview” day for prospective students Nov. 8. There is no cost. For more information, call (214) 333-5360.

Brent Marsh has been promoted to assistant vice president for student life and dean of students at Howard Payne University. Marsh has been dean of student life the past four years and has been an instructor in the School of Christian Studies, teaching church and personal finance in the youth ministry master’s program.

The Baylor University Alumni Association presented its Young Alumni Awards to Ali Azizzadeh, Tina Bryson, Collin Cox, Kimberly Hightower and David Phelps Oct. 31 during homecoming festivities.

The East Texas Baptist University alumni relations office presented awards to several people. Bob Utley, who retired as a religion professor in 2003, received the J. Wesley Smith Achievement Award. Gene and Lois Grammar received the W.T. Tardy Service Award. Larry McFadden was named the Alumni Achievement Award winner. The Young Alumnus Award went to Greg Whaley. Other award winners include Steve Ditmore, Ida Mae Fugler, Roger Chapman, Nelda Carter and Earle Oldham Sr.


Andy Davis, 20th, as pastor of First Church in Belton, Nov. 13. A fellowship in his honor will be held following the evening service Nov. 16.


Nell Knight, 82, Oct. 22 in Decatur, Ga. She was the wife of Walker Knight, who served the Baptist Standard as associate editor from 1950 to 1959. She worked at the Home Mission Board in enlisting and assigning volunteers during the time her husband also worked there. She is survived by her husband of 64 years; sons, Walker Jr. and Kenneth; daughters, Nelda Coats and Jill Howell; four grandsons; and one great-grandson.

Bill Marshall, 79, Oct. 23 in San Antonio. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s extension center in San Antonio is named for him. He was director of the center from 1985 until 2000, and it was named for him in 2006. A layman, he served as a Sunday school teacher and deacon at First Church in San Antonio and was a member of the executive boards of both the Baptist General Convention of Texas and San Antonio Association. A native of San Antonio, he was passionate about advancing theological education, especially for Hispanic pastors. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Nell, earlier this year. He is survived by his daughters, Susan Marshall and Angie Pollok; and two granddaughters.

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Randel Everett, executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, will speak at Agape Church in Fort Worth Nov. 9 at 6 p.m.

First Church in Burnet will present Main Street Bethlehem Dec. 5, 6 and 7, and 12, 13 and 14 from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. The permanent outdoor structure draws 20,000 people annually to the recreation of biblical Bethlehem. For more information, call (512) 756-6033.


Fitzhugh Church, Austin; Nov. 5-9; evangelist, Robert Barge; music, Jeff Gore; pastor, Jerry Kelley.


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