Union University news office
JACKSON — Union University has presented former university president David S. Dockery with its M.E. Dodd Denominational Service Award.
The Dodd Award is the highest denominational service award Union gives. It is named for the man who was a 1904 Union graduate, served as president of the SBC and who was the father of today’s Cooperative Program, the method by which Southern Baptists pool their resources to fund their mission and ministry efforts.
The award, voted on by Union trustees, is given to a leader within the SBC who displays excellence and leadership in Southern Baptist life, as well as friendship and commitment to Union University.
Past recipients include such leaders as Tennessee Baptist Mission Board president and executive director Randy C. Davis, as well as Jimmy Draper, Adrian Rogers, R. Albert Mohler Jr., Steve Gaines, Paul Chitwood and others.
Dockery was Union’s president from 1996-2014 and now serves as distinguished professor of theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, where he also edits the Southwestern Journal of Theology and is theologian in residence at the B.H. Carroll Center for Baptist Heritage and Mission. [Read more…]