Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-03-05

Habitat for Humanity International founder Millard Fuller will present this year's James A. Auchmuty Lecture at Samford University Thursday, March 13. The former Habitat president will speak at 10 a.m. in Reid Chapel. The public is invited.

Fuller's 29-year leadership forged Habitat into a worldwide Christian housing ministry, building 200,000 homes with projects in 100 countries worldwide. In 2005, he and a group of partners founded the Fuller Center for Housing, another vehicle to use toward eliminating poverty housing.

A reception and book signing for the new biography on Linda and Millard Fuller, The House That Love Built, will follow the speech.

The Auchmuty Lecture was established in 2004 by Birmingham's Shades Crest Baptist Church in partnership with Samford's Resource Center for Pastoral Excellence to honor the church's retired pastor. Dr. Auchmuty, a 1957 Samford graduate, served the church for 27 years.

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.