Published on April 24, 2013 by Brad Radice
Samford University's Beeson Divinity School celebrates its 25th anniversary with a special service.
Rev. Richard Bewes, former pastor of All Souls Church in London, England, delivered a sermon in Andrew Gerow Hodges Chapel.
A longtime friend of Beeson founding dean Dr. Timothy George, Bewes was appointed by the Crown as rector of the Anglican Evangelical All Souls Church in 1983. He retired from its leadership in 2004. During his tenure, the church developed to embrace some 70 nationalities in its membership and welcome 2,500 worshippers each Sunday.
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.