Dr. David Gambo, assistant professor of Christian ministry, was installed as the second recipient of the Reverend A.E. and Dora Hughes Chair of Christian Ministry during Oklahoma Baptist University’s Convocation held Wednesday, Aug. 29. The event took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee
He has spent several years serving in Nigeria as both an instructor and minister. Before coming to Bison Hill, he served as associate pastor at the First African Baptist Church of Fort Worth, Texas; as the church planting resident at Omni Fellowship in Cedar Hill, Texas; and as an adjunct professor of homiletics at Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary. He has written two books, both focusing on Christian discipleship
OBU alumna Alta Faye Hughes Van Sickle provided an endowment gift in honor of her parents, the Reverend A.E. and Dora Johnson Hughes, to support an endowed chair in Christian ministry. Born in Tillman County, Oklahoma, in 1897, Alter Eli Hughes was a Southern Baptist pastor and missions leader in Oklahoma and Texas. He attended Decatur Baptist College (now Dallas Baptist University) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1917, he married Dora Johnson in Elbert, Texas. After his death in 1958, Mrs. Hughes returned to Oklahoma and was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Frederick
Dr. Heath Thomas, dean of the College of Theology and Ministry, is thrilled to welcome Gambo to the faculty of the Hobbs College.
“I believe that God has provided a wonderful gift to the life of our University in David Gambo,” he said. “He provides a unique skill set that combines a