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.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.