Our faculty members come from all over the world, specialize in a variety of subjects, and pursue diverse hobbies in their free time. These personal experiences enhance our students’ learning environment and add to the Birmingham community at large.
I'm a scholar, I'm a teacher, I'm a preacher, but one day I got a call out of the blue from the president of Samford University . . . Dr. Corts said, 'We are thinking about starting a new seminary, a new divinity school, here at Samford University.'
I remember...breaking off one inch square sections of Alabama hard clay...at that point I decided not only that I had to go [to college] because I wanted to be a minister, but because I was not going to spend the rest of my life terracing yards.
I was battling heat exhaustion in Hope, Arizona. The air temperature outside had gotten into the 110s.
So you have to...build a Cherokee-style basket from scratch - identify river cane, cut your river cane, split your river cane, make your strips of river cane, dye your river cane, pick out your pattern, learn to weave the basket.
I was singing in the choir and God moved upon me, not audibly, but He impressed me with his presence to the point that I knew clearly that He was calling me to preach. I knew it. And I worshipped that night and I wept and I committed. I told Him that I would.