Thanks to God for the life and testimony of James Petigru Boyce (1827-1888), one of the co-founders of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, who went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 28, 1888. His legacy is still bearing rich fruit, God be praised.
In the faculty minutes of January 2, 1889, his colleagues acknowledged Boyce "as the foremost leader in the enterprise of establishing our seminary" and recognized the "many years of thought and exertion" he gave to the school "and for which he made many sacrifices."
What a privilege for Southern today to have a man of such sterling spiritual calibre as Boyce (not to mention Broadus, Manly and Williams) as a founding father. May the truths he loved be adored by all who teach at and attend the school he co-founded and sacrificially laboured to make a beacon for truth and for the glory of God.