Message to the Guild from the President of HBU

HBU President, Dr. Robert B. Sloan, Jr.
Dear Friends,

Sue and I are so very thankful for the amazing leadership and service you give to Houston Baptist University. Your talents, hard work, and dedication continue to inspire us year after year. We know that the recipients of the Guild scholarships – and the countless lives they have touched as Christian servants in our community – have been genuinely blessed by your ongoing commitment to the mission and the vision of the University, and we appreciate very much the work of The Guild Institute in Christian Family Studies, which also continues to impact many lives through special events focusing on the importance of Christian family values.

As we begin a new school year, we hope you will share our excitement about recent developments that reflect the University’s vision goals. We are expanding our academic programs, welcoming outstanding new scholars to our faculty, and extending the University’s mission to greater numbers of students interested in a Christian education of the highest quality. We are especially excited that pre-eminent Christian apologist Lee Strobel, author of The Case for Christ, has joined the faculty in our School of Christian Thought. We all look forward to the many contributions he will make on the campus and in our community.

As many of you know, Head Coach Vic Shealy, his coaching staff, and our first class of football student-athletes are working hard to prepare for our developmental season this fall. We hope you are planning to join us as we launch our new football program and celebrate a milestone in HBU history!

Again, thanks so much to each of you for all you do to support the mission and the vision of the University. We are extremely grateful for your Christian commitment, your hard work, your friendship, and your prayers.


Dr. Robert B. Sloan, Jr.
Houston Baptist University