Published on January 19, 2016 by Mary Wimberley  
Kelly Minter

Author and Christian songwriter Kelly Minter will speak at Samford University Legacy League’s 2016 scholarship luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 11:30 a.m. at Vestavia Country Club.

Minter, the author of four books and five Bible Study curriculums, has recorded several albums of original music. 

Her most recent book, Wherever the River Runs: How a Forgotten People Renewed My Hope in the Gospel, chronicles her many trips to Brazil with Justice and Mercy International. Her newest record Hymns & Hallelujahs is an acoustic collection of original songs and favorite hymns.

A popular Bible teacher and speaker, Minter is known as a passionate advocate for women discovering Jesus Christ through pages of scripture.

 “In all things, I delight in the person of Jesus in whom is found the only redemption this world has ever known,” said Minter. “My joy is to know him, talk about him and teach the word that is all about Him.”

Proceeds from the luncheon will help endow a new scholarship for students pursuing a degree from Samford’s School of the Arts.  The Legacy League School of the Arts Centennial Scholarship, which celebrates 100 years of Samford Arts, will provide financial assistance for young people with significant financial need and challenging circumstances.

Individual tickets are $50, of which $25 is tax deductible.  Tables of 8 or 10 and sponsorships at several price levels are available.

Reservations may be made online at  For more information, email or call 205-726-2247. Reservations are requested by Friday, Jan. 22.

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.