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Minister

William Randall Lolley, American minister. Ordained to ministry Southern Baptist Convention, 1951. Member Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Rotary.

Background

Lolley, William Randall was born on June 2, 1931 in Troy, Alabama, United States. Son of Roscoe Lee and Mary Sara (Nunnelee) Lolley.

Education

AB, Samford University, 1952. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Samford University, 1980. Bachelor's Degree, Southeastern Seminary, 1957.

Master of Theology, Southeastern Seminary, 1958. Doctor of Theology, Southwestern Seminary, 1962. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Wake Forest University, 1971.

Doctor of Divinity (honorary), University Richmond, 1984. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Campbell University, 1986. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Mercer University, 1988.

Career

Ordained to ministry, Southern Baptist Convention, 1951; pastor, First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1962-1974; president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina, 1974-1988; pastor, First Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1988-1990; pastor, First Baptist Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1990-1996; retired, First Baptist Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1996.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Southern Baptist Convention, 1951.

Politics

Churches should be encouraged to teach and preach biblical truth on moral issues and to urge their members to vote according to their beliefs, convictions, and values.

Views

People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.

Membership

Member Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Rotary.

Connections

Married Clara Lou Jacobs, August 28, 1952. Children: Charlotte, Pam.

father:
Roscoe Lee Lolley

mother:
Mary Sara (Nunnelee) Lolley

spouse:
Clara Lou Jacobs

child:
Charlotte Lolley

child:
Pam Lolley