Baylor President Robert Sloan to speak at TBC Breakfast
We are excited that Baylor University President, Robert B. Sloan, Jr., has agreed to be the breakfast speaker at our 14th annual TBC breakfast during the BGCT annual meeting. The breakfast will be held on Tuesday morning, November 12, at 7:00 a.m. in the Waco Convention Center Chisholm Hall. Tickets are $18 and a reservation form can be found on page 7 of this newsletter. Seating is limited. We will make every effort to accommodate you, but we ask that you make your reservations early.
Robert Sloan is one of our renowned Baptist scholars.
Sloan graduated ahead of his class, earning a bachelor of arts degree cum laude in 1970. He was a member of Alpha Chi National Honor Society and the Honors Program, graduating “With Distinction.” He then attended Princeton Theological Seminary, where he earned the master of divinity degree magna cum laude in 1973. He conducted post-baccalaureate research in church history at the University of Bristol, England, from 1973-74 and earned the Doktor der Theologie degree insigni cum laude from the University of Basel, Switzerland, in 1978.
Sloan has held positions as pastor or interim pastor of more than 20 churches in Texas, Oklahoma, New Jersey, and in Germany.
Sloan joined the faculty of Baylor’s Department of Religion in 1983 after holding teaching positions at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth and at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene. In 1990 he became the first holder of the George W. Truett Chair in Evangelism at Baylor, and in 1993 he was appointed dean of Truett Seminary. Baylor regents in February 1995 named Sloan to succeed Dr. Herbert H. Reynolds as president of the University.
Sloan and his wife, Sue, are members of the First Baptist Church of Waco. The Sloans have seven children.
We are very honored that Dr. Sloan serves on the Board of Directors of Texas Baptists Committed.