School Department News
Cooper School of Missions and Biblical Studies
Hattiesburg, Miss., February 26, 2014 - William Carey University hosted a workshop titled, “Preaching Through Hebrews: An Expository Sermon Preparation Seminar” on February 24 in Thomas Business Building. Nearly 30 preachers from North Mississippi to the Gulf Coast were in attendance. Keynote speakers were Dr. Brett Golson, coordinator of bi-vocational programs and assistant professor of religion at WCU; Kevin Jackson, pastor of Grace Baptist Church of Grenada; Dr. Chas Rowland, pastor of Bovina Baptist Church, and Wade Stevens, pastor of First Baptist Church of Mathiston.
Dr. Golson, who has served as a pastor for over 20 years, planned the seminar to help preachers with sermon preparation. The seminar focused on planned preaching through a book of the Bible, and those in attendance worked together to come up with 25 sermon outlines to use for Sunday services. The overall mission of the workshop was to hone sermon preparation and development skills and allow the pastors a chance to fellowship with and learn from one another.
For more information about the preaching seminar, contact Dr. Brett Golson at email@example.com.
Hattiesburg, Miss., October 10, 2013 - Pictured are (left to right) Dr. Tim Glaze, director of Baptist Student Union (BSU) at William Carey University, Dr. Rebekah Naylor, global health care consultant for Baptist Global Response, and Shane Thrash, assistant director of BSU at WCU, before Dr. Naylor spoke at WCU’s chapel service on October 9. Dr. Naylor, who served as a missionary to India through the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention for 37 years, was the featured guest speaker throughout BSU’s Global Opportunities Week, which concluded with the Missions Banquet on October 10. Over the tenure of her missionary career in India, she used her M.D. degree and medical background to organize training programs in allied health disciplines, set up accredited residency training programs for doctors, and establish the Rebekah Ann Naylor School of Nursing.
Hattiesburg, Miss., October 8, 2013 - Dr. Rebekah Naylor, global health care consultant for Baptist Global Response, will serve as guest speaker for William Carey University’s chapel service at 9:25 a.m. on October 9 as part of Baptist Student Union’s (BSU) Global Opportunities Week. She will also speak at the BSU’s Mission Banquet on October 10 at 4:30 p.m.
Dr. Naylor graduated from Baylor University before going on to graduate Vanderbilt University School of Medicine with an M.D. degree in 1968. She then became the first female resident in general surgery at Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Naylor was appointed by the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention as a missionary to India in 1973. Rebekah was appointed by the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention as a missionary to India in 1973. Arriving at the new Bangalore Baptist Hospital in early 1974, she launched a missionary career that included busy clinical practice, administrative responsibility, and teaching. She led major expansion of the facilities and services, and in the 1990’s, she organized training programs in allied health disciplines, set up accredited residency training programs for doctors, initiated a training program for chaplains, and established the Rebekah Ann Naylor School of Nursing in 1996.
Over the tenure of her missionary career in India, Dr. Naylor was involved in church development in the state of Karnataka working alongside Indian pastors and church planters, serving as strategy coordinator for the state from 1999 - 2009, when she retired from active IMB service. Returning to the States for family reasons in 2002, Dr. Naylor joined the faculty at UT Southwestern Medical Center and retired as a clinical associate professor of surgery in 2010.
Serving now as global health care consultant for Baptist Global Response, she is mobilizing health care personnel to meet medical needs all around the world. She continues to make frequent trips to India to participate in the ministry of Bangalore Baptist Hospital.
For more information about Dr. Naylor or Global Opportunities Week at WCU, call (601) 318-6161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
Hattiesburg, Miss., September 12, 2013 - Dr. Jim Futral, executive director/treasurer of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board, was the guest speaker for William Carey University’s chapel on September 11 in Smith Auditorium. The Chapel Choir and Symphonic Winds performed and led the students, faculty, and staff in song prior to Dr. Futral’s message.