Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-09-02

Major General Charles Baldwin, chief, U.S. Air Force Chaplain Service, Washington, D.C., will address students at Samford University Thursday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. in Reid Chapel. The public is invited free of charge.

Maj. Gen. Baldwin is presented as the 2005 lecturer in the J.B. and Nancy Davis convocation speaker series.

A member of the special staff of the Chief of Staff, Baldwin advises on all matters pertinent to the religious and moral welfare of Air Force people. He is responsible for an effectual total chaplain program to meet the religious needs of all members of the Air Force.

As chief, he is the senior pastor for a combined active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian force of more than 850,000 people who serve at about 1,300 locations in the U.S. and overseas. He oversees about 2,200 chaplains and enlisted support people.

Baldwin is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

His Samford appearance will be part of a nationwide observance of the fourth anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.


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. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.