Jackson, Tenn. – January 9, 2001 – Union University will
hold its annual Martin Luther King Day chapel service Monday, Jan. 15 at
9:45 a.m. in the G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel in the Penick Academic
|T. Vaughn Walker will
speak as Union celebrates the life
of Martin Luther King, Jr. during its annual Martin Luther King Day
chapel service on Monday, Jan. 15 at 9:45 a.m.
Charles Moore/Black Star
Chapel speaker will be T. Vaughn Walker, professor of Black Church
Studies and WMU Chair of Christian Missions at The Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.
Walker, who also serves as pastor of First Gethsemane Baptist Church in
Louisville, has taught at the seminary since 1986. He holds a bachelor of
science degree from Hampton University in Hampton, Va., a master of
divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctorate
from Oregon State University. Dr. Walker was awarded the fourth annual
Black Southern Baptist Convention Heritage Award last year. He was the
first African-American promoted to full professor at Southern Seminary.
"This annual event has become an important tradition in the life
of the Union community, as we recommit ourselves to the importance of
racial reconciliation," said Union President David S. Dockery.
The public is invited to attend.