A Georgia Baptist Institution
March 20, 2012 - Executive Director of the Georgia Baptist Convention Dr. J. Robert White was welcomed as Shorter University’s guest speaker during Tuesday’s chapel service.
The scripture for Dr. White’s message came from the gospel of Matthew, chapter 27, verse 15. Recounting Jesus’ suffering, crucifixion and resurrection, Dr. White’s sermon focused on the importance of personal salvation through Jesus Christ. “We all stand in need of the loving grace of Jesus Christ.” He also encouraged those in attendance to share their faith in Jesus with others. “Take the light of the Gospel and wave it in our community, in our families and with our friends.”
Dr. White has served as the executive director of the Georgia Baptist Convention since January 1993. He came to the GBC from First Baptist Church of Paducah, Ky., where he served as pastor for 11 years. Hisearlier ministry includes pastoral leadership of churches in Alabama, Indiana, and Georgia.
Dr. J. Robert White speaks at the chapel service at Shorter University.
He is a regular preacher, speaker, conference leader, and has led evangelistic endeavors across the United States and locations around the world includingHong Kong, Germany, Africa, South America, and South Korea, Moldova, France, Russia, Mexico and India. Dr. White is a weekly contributor to the Life With Purpose radio program.
A graduate of Samford University in Alabama, Dr. White received both his Master of Divinity and his Doctor of Ministry degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and is a member of the honorary society Phi Kappa Phi.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and Shorter recently launched online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.
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