Ken Roxburgh came to Samford in August 2002 as the Armstrong Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion.
Roxburgh said he will miss his students and colleagues the most while in retirement. He said one of his best memories was bringing different views into the classroom from around the world.
“I invited various lecturers to fulfill the endowed lectureships such as John J. Collins from Yale Divinity School and Paul Fiddes from Oxford University. These were great opportunities for students to hear from world-class professors,” Roxburgh said.
Roxburgh said he has had the opportunity to preach in 24 different churches across the South.
“Mainly Baptist, but also Presbyterian, Episcopal and Methodist in Alabama, Tennessee and Florida,” Roxburgh said. “I preached around 165 sermons, plus Sunday school lessons. In addition I had the opportunity to serve as pastor for preaching and teaching at Southside Baptist Church in Five Points South for over five years.”
Roxburgh said he is excited for retirement and to be closer with his family.
“I have retired to live in Scotland to be near my two daughters and four grandchildren, and eat haggis, neeps and tatties to my heart’s content,” Roxburgh said.