Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-04-16

Baptist World Alliance president David Coffey will speak as part of the chapel series at Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School Tuesday, April 20, at 11 a.m. in Hodges Chapel.

His sermon title will be “Serving Like Jesus.” The public is invited.

Coffey, previously general secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain for 15 years, was elected BWA president at the Baptist World Congress in 2005. In 2009, he was appointed the first global ambassador for BMS World Mission, the missionary society founded by William Carey.

During his BWA presidency, he founded the Emerging Leaders Group, a network of young leaders.

Coffey has been an ordained minister with the Baptist Union of Great Britain since 1967.

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 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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.