SEBTS Commencement - Sydnor Lorenzo Stealey May 3, 1963

  • Sydnor Lorenzo Stealey was the first President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The service begins with an opening prayer from 0:00-1:31. There are scripture readings from various verses in Isaiah 58, Isaiah 40, 2 Corinthians 5 & 6 from 1:40-9:44. Special music is played from 9:52-13:03. Dr. Stealey gives the address from 13:06-29:44. Stealey gives a moment to recognize the students for completing their studies at the seminary. He encourages them to serve God faithfully and to love well everywhere they go. There is a tribute to Dr. Stealey from 29:46-32:55 as this is his last event as president of the seminary before he retires. J. Glenn Blackburn gives a few closing remarks and benediction from 32:56-37:38.
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  • July 27, 2021
  • SEBTS_Commencement_Sydnor_Lorenzo_Stealey_1963-05-03
Date Created
  • May 3, 1963
  • Wake Forest (N.C.)
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    SEBTS Chapel and Special Event Recordings - 1960s, SEBTS Chapel and Special Event Recordings, Archives and Special Collections, Library at Southeastern, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC.