Alvin F. Butters was a student at SEBTS. The service begins with a recognition of Dr. Stealey and his time at SEBTS from 0:00-2:53. Dr. Stealey shares his gratitude from 2:55-4:43. There are announcements and prayer from 5:00-6:34. Butters preaches from 6:45-20:13. His sermon is on achieving unity. He notes that Christians are to walk in humility and worthy of their calling. This service was organized by the Student Coordinating Council.
The inauguration of Olin Trivette Binkley as the second president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The service begins with a prayer from 0:00-1:01 by Dr. James Archibald Jones. Dr. James Leo Green and Dr. William Claudius Strickland read Isaiah 6:1-13 and various verses from Ephesians 4 from 1:17-7:44. Dr. Porter W. Routh gives the Address from 7:46-30:11. Former president, Dr. Stealey, offers the inaugural prayer from 30:16-34:41. The chapel service sings "The Last Words of David" from 34:59-38:37. Dr. J. Glenn Blackburn performs the Installation of the President from 38:39-44:07. Dr. Binkley gives his inaugural address from 44:11-1:09:17. The chapel performs the seminary hymn form 1:09:40-1:13:19. Dr. W. Perry Crouch gives the closing prayer from 1:13:21-1:15:17. Closing music plays from 1:15:23-1:18:48.
The service begins with President Stealey offering a word of prayer from 0:25-1:45. Colossians 1:9-20 is read along with another word of prayer from 1:58-5:20. The graduating class presents a gift to the seminary from 5:28-7:34. A special song involving bell chimes is performed from 7:35-8:38. A member of the seminary welcomes everyone and introduces Dr. Clifton Judson Allen, Editorial Secretary of the Sunday School Board, from 8:43-13:12. Another song is performed from 13:33-17:29. Dr. Allen gives the address from 17:47-1:05:18. His message was on the Lordship of Christ and the role of a Christian. A closing prayer is offered from 1:05:20-1:05:44.
Clarence William Cranford was the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. President Stealey opens the service by introducing pastor Cranford from 0:00-4:14. Rev. Cranford speaks again about the Holy Spirit. He notes that there is real power in prayer and encourages the students to not neglect a steady prayer life. Cranford preaches from 4:20-27:05.
Clarence William Cranford was the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. The service begins with President Stealey welcoming all who attended the chapel service and introducing the speaker from 0:00-4:55. Rev. Cranford preaches on the importance of the Holy Spirit and freedom of religion in America. Cranford speaks from 5:03-29:21.
Glendon McCullough was from the Home Mission Board. President Stealey opens the service in prayer from 0:32-3:13. Dr. Stealey makes some announcements and introduces Dr. McCullough from 3:18-6:03. McCullough preaches from John 20 and gives an Easter-themed message on sharing the good news of a risen Jesus with everyone. Dr. McCullough speaks from 6:09-25:10.
Porter Routh was the head of the Executive Committee in the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Stealey opens the service with announcements and an introduction to the speaker from 0:31-5:10. Dr. Routh gives a message entitled “Seminary Education and the World Task.” Routh notes how we should be prepared and well-equipped to share the gospel with the nations. He states that we should be concerned with the state of the people of this world. Dr. Routh speaks from 5:13-31:07. Dr. Stealey invites Dr. Routh to close the service in prayer from 31:08-32:56.
J. Glenn Blackburn was a trustee of SEBTS. The service begins with president Stealey introducing Dr. Blackburn from 0:00-2:49. Dr. Blackburn shares how Jesus was an effective speaker, yet His preaching got Him killed. Blackburn encourages the students to obey the commands of Jesus even though they are radical and might put them in danger. Dr. Blackburn preaches from 2:54-25:24.
C. Y. Dossey was Associate Superintendent of Evangelism for the Home Mission Board. The service opens with Dr. Stealey introducing the speaker from 0:00-3:02. Dr. Hopkins prays for the service from 3:07-4:07. President Stealey offers an apology for his absence in the last chapel service from 4:07-4:43. Dr. Dossey preaches on the importance of evangelism. Dossey states that the heart of Christianity is evangelism and that a good indicator of if you are a Christian or not is answering if you have borne fruit for Christ by sharing your faith with others. Dossey's sermon was titled "Fruit Bearing." Dr. Dossey speaks from 4:44-24:51. President Stealey closes the service in prayer from 24:59-25:27.
Dr. Ralph Longshore was the Secretary of Evangelism for the Baptist State Executive Board of Alabama. The service begins with President Stealey giving announcements and introducing the speaker from 0:00-2:20. Dr. Longshore preaches out of Romans 10:1-15. Longshore expresses the necessity to preach the Gospel to those who haven't heard. Dr. Longshore closes by sharing that the evangelistic preacher must believe God is enough for the day we live in. Rev. Longshore speaks from 2:24-21:48.