Grady C. Cothen
Grady C. Cothen, Sr. (2 August 1920 – 19 May 2017), was a pastor, state convention executive secretary-director for the Southern Baptist Convention, author, university president, and seminary president.
Grady C. Cothen
|Died||May 19, 2017 96) (aged|
|Resting place||Roseberry Cemetery in Mascot, Tennessee|
|Alma mater||Mississippi College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary|
Southern Baptist Convention
|Spouse(s)||Martha E. "Betty" Major Cothen|
|Children||Grady Cothen, Jr.|
Carol C. Shields
|Parent(s)||The Reverend and Mrs. J. H. Cothen|
He attended from Hattiesburg High School, graduated from Baptist-affiliated Mississippi College in Clinton and received his master's degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was ordained into Baptist ministry in 1939 in Richton, Mississippi. Cothen died on 19 May 2017 in Ridgeland, Mississippi, at the age of ninety-six.
- Chaplain, U. S. Navy, 1944–46
- Pastor: White Oak Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tn. 1946-48
- Olivet Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, Ok. 1948-59
- First Baptist Church, Birmingham, Al. 1959-61
- Executive Secretary, Southern Baptist General Convention of Ca. 1961 – 1966.
- President of Oklahoma Baptist University 1966-70
- President of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 1970-74
- President of Southern Baptist Sunday School Board 1975-84
- The God of The Beginnings
- Faith and Higher Education
- Unto All The World: Bold Mission
- What Happened to The Southern Baptist Convention?
- The New SBC: Fundamentalism's Impact on The Southern Baptist Convention
President of OBU
During Cothen's tenure as president the Howard Residence was completed, the Oklahoma Baptist University Authority was incorporated, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education accredited all OBU programs, and The Geiger Center for University Life was completed.
James R. Scales
| Oklahoma Baptist University President
1966 - 1970
William G. Tanner
- "The Papers of Grady C. Cothen". Samford University Library. Archived from the original on 2005-07-22. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
- Allen, Bob (22 May 2017). "Grady Cothen, one of last pre-1979 SBC agency heads, dies". Baptist News Global. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
- "Grady C. Cothen's Obituary". Clarion Ledger. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
- "OBU Archives". Mabee Learning Center. Archived from the original on 23 June 2002. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
- The Papers of Grady C. Cothen
- Oklahoma Baptist University Archives
- JSTOR: Journal for Scientific Study of Religion
- Council for Christian Colleges and Universities