Recently Dr. Jerry Johnson asked if I would consider serving a new position at the college. Here is a news release, which tells the story:
Streett Named to Endowed Chair of Expository Preaching
President Jerry Johnson and the Board of Trustees of Criswell College (Dallas, Texas) are pleased to announce the election of R. Alan Streett as Professor of the W. A. Criswell Chair of Expository Preaching. This endowed position is named in memory of the late W. A. Criswell, who served as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Dallas (1944 to 2002) and devoted his life to the mastery and promotion of verse-by-verse expository preaching.
Streett, the author of The Effective Invitation (Kregel), a text dealing with persuasive preaching, has served fifteen years as Professor of Evangelism and Pastoral Ministry and will assume the position immediately. An official installation service will be held on May 12, 2007, during the Criswell College graduation ceremony, where he will deliver the commencement address.
Recently Streett revealed plans to launch in 2009 the annual "W. A.
Criswell School of the Prophets" in celebration of the centennial year of Dr. Criswell's birth. This national conference will include plenary sessions featuring America's best known preachers and seminars designed to help pastors prepare and deliver expository sermons.
Criswell College is a regionally accredited school offering degrees at both the bachelor and master levels. It is also the custodian of the W.
A. Criswell legacy project, an internet depository of more than 2.500 of Dr. Criswell's sermons, which can be accessed at www.wacriswell.com .
For more information about Criswell College or the W. A. Criswell Endowed Chair of Expository Preaching, please contact Criswell College, 4010 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75246.