SEBTS Founder's Day Address - Dale O. Steele

  • Dale O. Steele was the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Burlington, NC. The service begins with organ music (0:00:00-0:03:32). President Randall Lolley gives a word of prayer (0:03:33-0:05:54). Lolley welcomes everyone to Founder’s Day, and he recognizes the trustees (0:05:55-0:09:22). John Clifford, Southeastern trustee, awards the Citation for Excellence in Christian Ministry to Lawrence E. Matthews, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Vienna, Virginia (0:09:23-0:16:55). Matthews gives a brief word of gratitude to his family, his congregation, and Southeastern for their support over the years of his ministry (0:16:56-0:20:06). Dale O. Steele is introduced as the Founder’s Day speaker (0:20:07-0:22:05). The choir of FBC Burlington sing the anthem (0:22:06-0:28:10). Steele speaks about the events of Southeastern’s founding days, and he traces the school’s founding ideals from W.B. Johnson to Felix Manz and the Anabaptists (0:28:11-0:55:31). Steele closes his address with an appeal for Southeastern to continue to be a place where preachers are prepared to answer the call of the Lord (0:55:32-1:03:30). The audience sings a song of worship (1:03:31-1:07:17). The service ends with a prayer and benediction (1:07:18-1:07:53).
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  • August 31, 2023
  • SEBTS_Founders_Day_Address_Dale_O_Steele_1982-03-16
Date Created
  • March 16, 1982
  • Wake Forest (N.C.)
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    SEBTS Chapel and Special Event Recordings, SEBTS Chapel and Special Event Recordings - 1980s, Archives and Special Collections, Library at Southeastern, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC.