Siloam Baptist Church, Marion, hosted Beck Taylor, president of Samford University, during its Sept 25 worship service and as part of a continuing celebration of its 200th anniversary. Siloam played an integral role in the founding of Howard College (now Samford), which was chartered in 1841 in Marion and located at what is now Marion Military Institute. After the worship service, Samford’s Christian Ministry Department students went to the old Howard campus.
They visited the grave of Harry, a young man who gave his life to rescue students from a fire on the Howard campus in the 1850s. Galen Jones, an associate professor, challenged the students to be servants of courage who save people from the flames.
The students were also “pinned” with a globe, reminding them they are called to make disciples of all nations. Scott Guffin, executive director of Christian ministry, and J.D. Payne, professor, also encouraged the students in their next steps.
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