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Minister , religion educator

Donald Ralph Potts, American religion educator, minister. Grant, Oxford University, 1980. President Lawton-Fort Sill Ministerial Alliance, 1963, Groves Ministerial Alliance, 1968; Member of Rotary (director 1984-1985, president 1986-1987, Paul Harris fellowship 1987), Smithsonian Institute, National Geography Society, Biblical Archeological Society, Association Baptist Teachers Religion, American Academy Religion.

Background

Potts, Donald Ralph was born on June 10, 1930 in St. Louis. Son of Benjamin Sedwick and Ethel Dorothy (Dietz) Potts.

Education

Associate of Arts, Southwest Baptist College, 1950. Bachelor in Psychology, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1952. Bachelor's Degree, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1955.

Doctor of Theology in Homiletics and Ethics, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1959. Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1973.

Career

Instructor Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, 1959—1960. Professor religion Cameron College, Lawton, 1960—1964. Pastor Central Baptist Church, Oklahoma, 1960—1964, First Baptist Church, Groves, Texas, 1964—1976.

Professor, chairman department religion East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, from 1976. Adjunct professor New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1987—1992. Guest professor Fosham (China) Education College, Ecole Baptiste Theologue, Lome, 1994.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

President Lawton-Fort Sill Ministerial Alliance, 1963, Groves Ministerial Alliance, 1968. Member of Rotary (director 1984-1985, president 1986-1987, Paul Harris fellowship 1987), Smithsonian Institute, National Geography Society, Biblical Archeological Society, Association Baptist Teachers Religion, American Academy Religion.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, travel, hunting, coin collecting/numismatics, fishing.

Connections

Married Jeanne Daugherty, June 10, 1951. Children: Cynthia Diane Chamberlin, Donald Mark.

father:
Benjamin Sedwick Potts

mother:
Ethel Dorothy (Dietz) Potts

spouse:
Jeanne Daugherty

child:
Cynthia Diane Chamberlin Potts

child:
Donald Mark Potts