Craven Williams was from Garner-Webb College. The service opens with prayer from 0:00-0:30. An introduction to the speaker is given from 0:53-3:06. A responsive reading takes place from 3:08-4:15. Dr. Williams speaks from 4:33-20:33. His source text was Luke 15:17. Williams encourages the chapel to practice self-encouragement.
Lamar Brooks was the Special Instructor of Preaching. The service starts with an opening scripture reading from 0:00-1:49. A prayer is offered from 1:50-2:11. Dr. Brooks reads the story of Jesus’ trial, crucifixion, and resurrection from 2:18-8:38. The chapel observes communion from 8:40-16:05. Brooks encourages the chapel to remember Jesus’ life, ministry, death, and resurrection. The service closes in prayer from 16:32-17:30.
Sherman Lewis was a local pastor. The service begins with a word of prayer from 0:00-1:50. Lewis speaks from 2:12-21:02. His source text was Luke 21:9-28. He preaches on the changes in America and the civil rights movement.
Olin Trivette Binkley was the 2nd president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Professor of Christian Sociology and Ethics. Dr. Binkley opens the service with an announcement from 0:00-2:46. A prayer is offered from 2:47-5:17. Luke 11:1-4 is read from 5:42-7:00. Binkley preaches from 7:01-33:41. His message is titled “The Practice of Prayer.”
Fred Bentley was president of Mars Hill College. The service starts with an opening scripture reading from 0:00-0:53. A responsive reading occurs from 1:07-3:10. A prayer is offered from 3:11-5:08. Dr. Binkley introduces the speaker from 5:22-7:06. Dr. Bentley speaks from 7:13-21:21. His source text was Luke 19:1-8. Bentley preaches on how Jesus takes notice of us when we feel invisible.
Charles Edwin Brown Jr. was a major general and Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army. The service begins with Dr. Binkley welcomed all those who were in attendance for the Chaplain’s Conference from 0:00-2:36. Dr. Cummins leads the reading of scripture (Luke 15:8-10) and offers a prayer from 2:38-6:13. Rev. Brown speaks from 6:29-38:42. Brown preaches on virtues that Christians should exemplify. Closing remarks are given and a prayer is offered from 38:43-40:45.
Julius Carroll Trotter was Professor of Preaching and Speech. The service begins with a word of announcement and prayer from 0:00-3:55. Dr. Trotter speaks from 4:02-28:23. His sermon is titled, “Life, Law, and Love”. He states that “Eternal life is life lived in obedience to the law of love.” Trotter reminds his students that love is essential to the life of a Christian. His source text was Luke 10:25-37, the story of the Good Samaritan.
Julian Hopkins was a representative from the Department of Evangelism of the Home Mission Board (currently known as the North American Mission Board). The service begins with an opening scripture reading and music from 0:00-1:06. A prayer is offered from 1:08-3:00. A responsive reading takes place from 3:16-3:44. An introduction to the speaker is given from 3:49-6:07. Dr. Hopkins speaks from 6:09-26:13. His source text was Luke 11:9-10. He states that “You can’t lose when you pray.” His message was on the importance of prayer as a tool for evangelism.
Robert E. McClernon was the pastor of Watts Street Baptist Church in Durham, NC. Dr. Binkley opens the service with the scripture reading of Luke 4:16-29 from 0:00-3:00. He introduces Rev. McClernon from 3:04-5:43. McClernon speaks from 6:03-25:56. He preaches from Luke 4 on how Jesus defies humanity’s expectations of who we would want Jesus to be.
James H. Blackmore was Director of Public Relations. The service begins with music from 0:00-3:43. A prayer is offered from 3:45-4:48. “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty” plays from 4:51-8:29. A responsive reading is done from 8:54-9:40. Various verses from Isaiah 40, Luke 15, and John 10 are read from 9:45-12:32. Music plays from 12:33-12:50. A prayer is offered from 12:51-16:57. Dr. Blackmore preaches from 7:04-34:41. He encourages the students to rest in God.