During the annual Radical Reformation Day chapel service on March 12, Truett McConnell University Dean of the Balthasar Hubmaier School of Theology and Missions Dr. Maël Disseau, presented Dr. and Mrs. Paige Patterson with a proclamation plaque.
Disseau read the following proclamation to the Pattersons.
“Whereas Dr. and Mrs. Patterson have dedicated their lives to serve the kingdom of God, and
Whereas Dr. and Mrs. Patterson have passionately pursued spreading the gospel at home and around the world, and
Whereas Dr. and Mrs. Patterson have sought to provide an exemplary role model of Christian living, and
Whereas Dr. and Mrs. Patterson have often put their personal lives and a tranquil existence aside to serve their Lord and Savior and their brothers and sisters in Christ, and
Whereas Dr. and Mrs. Patterson have served Southern Baptists and the Southern Baptist Convention, and therefore indirectly the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, in a variety of roles for the majority of their lives, and
Whereas Dr. and Mrs. Patterson have spent over four decades serving God in theological education, and
Whereas Dr. and Mrs. Patterson have been assiduous and prolific scholars, and
Whereas Dr. and Mrs. Patterson have poured their lives into a myriad of people, including: Dr. Emir Caner, President of Truett McConnell University; Dr. Brad Reynolds, VP of Academic Services; Dr. Jason Graffagnino, VP of Finance and Operations; Mr. Chris Eppling, VP of Student Services; Dr. Maël Disseau, Dean of the Balthasar Hubmaier School of Theology and Missions; and other faculty members and administrators at TMU, now
Therefore, the faculty of the Hubmaier School of Theology and Missions is honored to hereby name their Annual Spring Lecture Series in their honor: The Paige and Dorothy Patterson Spring Lecture Series.”
“Few people over the past half century have matched the prophetic voice and bold stance for Scripture as Dr. Paige Patterson,” said TMU’s President, Dr. Emir Caner. “It was he who introduced me to the Anabaptists more than 25 years ago, an inauguration that has changed the course of my call and has given me an unwavering appreciation for persecuted believers.”
Patterson has more than four decades of experience in educating pastors and missionaries. After almost 18 years as president of the Criswell College in Dallas, Patterson served for 11 years as president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and then 15 years as president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Even as a pastor he offered instruction in biblical studies and languages to congregants in his churches.
“Over the years Dr. and Mrs. Patterson have dedicated their lives to the furtherance of theological education and scholarship, among many other worthy endeavors for the Kingdom of God,” said Disseau.
“As the Balthasar Hubmaier School of Theology and Missions starts a lecture series that has as one of its purposes exposing our students to great scholarship, it is only fitting that it would be named after them.
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