fbpx Skip to main content

Resolution On Memorial Resolution

WHEREAS, In the providence of our gracious Lord there has been taken from our midst our beloved friend and fellow laborer, Dr. J. Howard Williams; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Williams has served his Lord and his denomination well and faithfully; as a beloved pastor, serving the First Baptist Churches of Sulphur Springs, Texas; Corsicana, Texas; Amarillo, Texas; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; as a faithful denominational servant, twice serving as the Executive Secretary of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as a seminary president, serving as president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary of Fort Worth, Texas; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Williams lived sincerely as a genuine Christian, leaving in our midst an enduring influence for good in behalf of the cause of Christ;

Therefore, Be It RESOLVED: That this One Hundred and First Session of the Southern Baptist Convention shall go on record,

First, As expressing its gratitude to God for Dr. Williams’ faithful and enduring ministry;

Second, As expressing its heartfelt sympathy to Mrs. J. Howard Williams and the family as Dr. Williams in the hour of their sorrow;

Third, As expressing to Southwestern Seminary assurance of its prayers in the Seminary’s behalf during the days of its great need;

Fourth, As expressing the wish that copies of this resolution be placed in the minutes of the Annual of the Southern Baptist Convention; that a copy be sent to Mrs. Williams; and that another copy be released to be Baptist Press.