By Ray Higgins
Dr. Tom Logue, mentor-in-the-faith for thousands of college students in Arkansas, squirreled away a small investment during his 12 years as founding coordinator of CBF Arkansas. His $10,000 nest egg has now quintupled thanks to a generous gift from one of his colleagues, a successful campaign thanks to his circle of friends, and the performance of the stock market.
When I began talking with our council about this fund, we wanted it to carry on his legacy. So, we formed the Tom & Ethel Logue Seminary Student Scholarship Fund, which is invested with the CBF Foundation.
Tiffany Picket was our 2013 recipient. She is a native of Williford, a graduate of Williams Baptist College, and now a graduate of McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta. Tiffany is currently seeking a position in communications, social media, and/or marketing in the ministry or non-profit area.
Megan Pike was our 2014 recipient. She is a native of Mountain Home, a graduate of Henderson State University, and now a graduate of Truett Seminary at Baylor. She is CBF Arkansas’ new Assistant Coordinator.
We are now announcing our two 2015 recipients. They are receiving $1,000 scholarships to be applied to their costs for this fall semester. I am impressed with and grateful for these students from Arkansas who have responded to God’s call to be full time ministers.
Thanks to Tom Logue’s financial foresight and frugality, and the generosity of his colleagues and friends, Tom and Ethel’s investment and influence in college students continues to bless those who in turn are a voice for the kind of Jesus life that speaks prophetically and lives compassionately and courageously.
2015 logue scholarship recipients
Devon Dundee, George W. Truett Theological Seminary student, is pursuing a Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Ministry Leadership.
Devon grew up in Greenwood, AR, and his home church is Cavanaugh Free Will Baptist Church in Fort Smith.
He graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, AR, with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and Psychology before beginning his studies at Truett in 2014.
Devon's main area of ministry is media. Devon currently ministers through University Baptist Church’s media team, running computer for Baylor UniversityChapel, and working as a monitor at Mission Waco’s homeless shelter, My Brother’s Keeper.
Tylor Standley, George W. Truett Theological Seminary student, is pursuing a Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Linguistics.
Tylor lived in Clinton, AR growing up and then lived in the Memphis, TN area throughout high school. He considers Maple Grove Baptist Church in Trumann, AR his "home" church. Tylor served as a youth minister at Maple Grove Baptist during college.
He graduated from Williams Baptist College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry with an emphasis in Theology. Tylor began his studies at Truett in Fall 2014.
Tylor served in youth ministry throughout his time at Williams Baptist College. He and his wife, Kelly, are currently attending Dayspring Baptist Church in Waco. After seminary, Tylor plans to get a PhD in biblical studies and teach in a college or seminary.