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Willis Richard Cullom

Clergyman , educator

Willis Richard Cullom, American clergyman, educator. Member of Education communications of the Southern Baptist Convention since 1928, chairman, 1930-1931.

Background

Cullom, Willis Richard was born on January 15, 1867 in Halifax County, North Carolina, United States. Son of Joseph J. and Mary E. (Johnson) Cullom.

Education

A.M., Wake Forest (North Carolina) College, 1892. Master of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, 1895, Doctor of Theology, 1903. Doctor of Divinity, Richmond College, 1915.

Career

Ordained missionary Baptist ministry, 1888. Professor Bible, Wake Forest College, since 1896. General manager million dollar campaign for Baptist schools in North Carolina, June 1, 1918-July 1, 1919.

State organizer for Baptist 75 million campaign, in North Carolina, July 1, 1919-January 1, 1920. Director of Mobile Schools for North Carolina Baptist State Convention, January 1, 1920-September 1, 1920. Resumed work as professor of Bible, Wake Forest College, September 1, 1920, acting dean, 1922-1923.

Dean Baptist Summer School for Ministers, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1926-1938, emeritus since June 1, 1938.

Membership

Member of Education communications of the Southern Baptist Convention since 1928, chairman, 1930-1931.

Connections

Married Fannie Farmer, June 2, 1897. Children: Edward Farmer, Elizabeth Peter, Nancy Frances, Sarah Virginia.

father:
Joseph J. Cullom

mother:
Mary E. (Johnson) Cullom

spouse:
Fannie Farmer

child:
Edward Farmer Cullom

child:
Elizabeth Peter Cullom

child:
Nancy Frances Cullom

child:
Sarah Virginia Cullom