Published on September 28, 2022 by Joshua Hedrick  
2022 23 Divinity Go Global

Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School is pleased to welcome Bryant Wright as the speaker for the school’s annual Go Global Missions Emphasis Week, Oct. 4-5. Wright is president of Send Relief, a compassion-based ministry that seeks to meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world.

Wright will preach during Beeson Divinity School’s community worship service on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. in Hodges Chapel and will give a lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 12:30 p.m. in Divinity Hall N-101.

In addition to his role at Send Relief, Wright is the founder and chairman of Right From The Heart Ministries, a media ministry that he began in 1992. Prior to 2019, Wright was the founding senior pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, where he served for 38 years. During that time, he also served as the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, 2010-2012. Additionally, Wright has authored seven books, including Right from the Heart: Turning Your Day Toward God and Succession: Preparing Your Ministry for the Next Leader.

During Go Global, missions agencies from around the world will be present to connect with Samford and Beeson students at the Missions Agency Fair on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 5-6, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., in Samford’s Ben Brown Plaza. View the full schedule below.

Oct. 4

Community Worship
Bryant Wright, “The Most Important Work on Earth"
11 a.m.
Hodges Chapel

Oct. 5

Bryant Wright, "Ministry to Those Who Have Lost Everything”
12:30 p.m.
Divinity Hall N-101
Lunch will be provided to those who register. 

Oct. 5-6

Missions Agency Fair
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ben Brown Plaza

Learn more about Go Global. 


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.