DALLAS – Criswell College hosted nearly 200 friends and donors at the first annual Criswell Legacy Fundraiser, highlighting the college’s vision and new initiatives.
Dr. Alan Streett, Senior Research Professor of Biblical Exegesis, was given the charge to illustrate the impact professors have on students. Dr. Streett told an emotional story of a former student reaching out to him via email after feeling convicted by his teaching, a conversation that eventually led to her conversion to Christ while still a student at Criswell. She is now a missionary overseas and regularly reports to Dr. Streett about her ministry. He read a recent email from her in which she shared that her security guard had converted to Christ and began school at a seminary. Dr. Streett reminded the crowd that supporting the college means not only covering tuition and operations, but also means gospel advancement.
Andrew Hebert (B.A., ‘09; M.A., ‘10) preached on the wrath of God and forgiveness of Christ during a time of reflection and worship, and acclaimed opera singer Bea Garner (M.A., ‘14) performed three songs throughout the night. President Barry Creamer, sharing the college’s vision to engage minds and transform culture, encouraged the crowd to give toward the college’s goal of offering students an excellent and affordable education. Trustee Jimmy Draper closed with a word of encouragement and prayer.