Most of you know that several years ago Mary and I served as Senior pastor and family at Southcliff Baptist Church in Fort Worth Texas. We were only three minutes from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and ministered to several hundred seminarians each year. Our hearts will forever be connected to both Southcliff and Southwestern. [I graduated from SWBTS in 1968.]
One couple in the church, Tom and Shirley Coston, has honored us recently, and humbled us as well, with a scholarship fund established in our name to be presented to a Seminary student each year as shown on the certificate above. We were invited to the Scholarship dinner recently where the first recipient was announced but were unable to attend. [Maybe next year.]
Mary and I wish to say thank you to Shirley and Tom and share with all of you what has been provided annually to some worthy person who will be studying for the ministry by two special people I had the privilege of pastoring year ago and whom we will forever appreciate. So...."Thanks Tom and Shirley. We love you too."