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$1.7 million gift to fund endowed preaching chair at Oklahoma Christian University


Oklahoma Christian University President John deSteiguer, right, joins the crowd in cheering Benton and Paula Baugh. (Photo by Judson Copeland)

Oklahoma Christian University reports:

Benton and Paula Baugh have pledged $1.7 million to establish an endowed chair in the College of Biblical Studies at Oklahoma Christian University (OC).
President John deSteiguer announced the Benton and Paula Baugh Chair of Gospel Preaching at OC’s Tuesday Chapel service and at an on-campus luncheon for preachers.
“OC has a long history of preparing effective preachers. OC alumni are doing great work in congregations of all sizes, including some of the largest churches across America,” deSteiguer said. “But we need to prepare more preachers who can help bring people to Christ, and Benton and Paula are making that possible. They have a passion for evangelism, ministry and preaching. We’re grateful for this generous.gif?Action=thumbnail&Width=460&algorithm=proportionalt that will bless Oklahoma Christian and our students. We pray God uses it to bless the world.”
The Baughs are dedicated members at Memorial Church of Christ in Houston, Texas, where Benton is a deacon and OC alumnus and trustee David Duncan is the pulpit minister.

Read the full report.
The Christian Chronicle quoted Benton Baugh last summer in a story on Houston churches crossing racial barriers. Read that story.

  • Feedback
    Great news for the school and the endowment no doubt will enable many preachers to go forth and teach as they mature.
    Bud Rawlins
    March, 16 2013

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