In loving memory of beloved professor Sigurd Bryan

Beloved religion professor and lifelong Alabama Baptist Sigurd Bryan died March 8. He was 96.

Bryan served Samford University as professor of religion from 1956 to 2002, seven of those years as chair of the department.

Comments and posts are pouring in on Facebook and Twitter as news of his death has spread throughout the day.

Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions executive director Rick Lance posted: “Dr. Sigurd Bryan was a one-of-a-kind Bible teacher. He made Biblical characters come to life and made an indelible impression on my life.”

Adam Greenway, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, posted: “Saddened to learn of the passing of one of my favorite @SamfordU professors, Dr. Sigurd F. Bryan. He loved the Bible and genuinely cared about students. Grateful to have studied with him.”

For more information on Bryan, click here.

To hear an oral history interview with Bryan published by Samford in 2017, click here. (TAB)