Bast-Brown Preaching Chair

May 28, 2019


About Western Theological Seminary

Located in Holland, Michigan, WTS offers 16 graduate programs online, in residence, in English, and Spanish for women and men preparing for faithful Christian ministry. WTS was founded in 1866 when seven of the eight members of Hope College’s inaugural graduating class wished to become ministers and petitioned their denomination to allow them to complete their education in Holland. Since that time, WTS has been preparing women and men for a lifetime of ministry all around the world in many ministry and denominational contexts.

By Western Theological Seminary

Many people have asked if there might be a way to honor Dr. Timothy Brown and the completion of his presidency with a gift. Yes, there is!

Our Board of Trustees has approved expanding the name of our preaching chair from the Henry Bast Preaching Chair to the Henry Bast – Timothy Brown Preaching Chair. The original name was established in the 1980s in honor of Dr. Henry Bast, former professor of preaching at the seminary.

Now is the time to honor both their legacies with a gift to fund the Henry Bast – Timothy Brown Preaching Chair. In so doing, you are giving future holders of the chair the resources to creatively build on the preaching foundation both Henry Bast and Timothy Brown have built.

Dr. Brown believes the Word of God is living and active and does not return empty, and he teaches his students how to preach through a process of dwelling in scripture and memorization. Quality preaching is a primary indicator of congregational health, and Dr. Brown has given 24 years of his life to that cause at Western.

You may donate online (choose “Bast-Brown Preaching Chair” from the drop down menu) or send a check made out to Western Theological Seminary (memo line: Bast-Brown Preaching Chair) to 101 E. 13th Street, Holland, MI 49423.

Thank you for impacting future generations of preachers!