"Measures for Moving Forward in Character Development"
Conger Preaching lecturer, Dr. Scott Gibson, will speak in a lunchtime lecture sponsored by the Preaching Institute where he will draw out implications for preaching from the content of his Conger Preaching Lectures. Lunch is free and provided to those who register.
Each year, Beeson Divinity School of Samford University sponsors the Conger Preaching Lectures during the spring semester, made possible through the generosity of the late Colonel William E. Conger, Jr. After a distinguished military career, Colonel Conger served for many years as a close personal advisor to Ralph Waldo Beeson, the founding benefactor of Beeson Divinity School. Colonel Conger long shared Mr. Beeson's deep commitment to the pastoral ministry of preaching. In 1991, that commitment was expressed through the endowment of a lectureship to recapture the vision of preaching ministry, furthering the cause of Christ in today's world. Preaching is the central task of Christian ministry and mission. In the Conger lectures, we affirm our commitment to this biblical reformation mandate. These lectures are presented in the fervent prayer and hope that they shall enlighten the preacher's skill, but above all, stir the preacher's soul, so God Himself may shine "in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ" (1 Corinthians 4:6).
Dr. Scott M. Gibson holds the David E. Garland Endowed Chair in Preaching and serves as the Director of the Doctor of Philosophy in Preaching program at the George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Prior to coming to Truett in 2018, Dr. Gibson served for 27 years at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA, teaching preaching and directing various programs in preaching. At Gordon-Conwell, he was the Haddon W. Robinson Professor of Preaching.
Professor Gibson is a native of New Castle, Pennsylvania. He attended the Pennsylvania State University where he majored in education. After completing the Master of Divinity degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Gibson continued his studies at Princeton Theological Seminary where he was awarded the Master of Theology degree (homiletics), the University of Toronto where he earned a master's degree (church history), and the University of Oxford where he completed the doctor of philosophy degree (church history), concentrating on the life, preaching and work of A.J. Gordon.
Upon his return from Britain in 1985, Professor Gibson served as a pastor and interim pastor at churches in Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts.
Dr. Gibson is an ordained Baptist minister. He is the past president and co-founder of the Evangelical Homiletics Society. He lectures on preaching in seminaries and colleges and preaches at churches and conferences. Contemporary issues in preaching, discipleship, pastoral ministry concerns, the history of preaching and the history of evangelicalism are some of Gibson's professional interests.
Dr. Gibson and his wife, Rhonda, live in Hewitt, TX.