WASHINGTON (BP)--President Bush joined Southern Baptists and religious leaders across the nation paying homage to the life and ministry of W.A. Criswell, pastor emeritus of the First Baptist Church of Dallas and former president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
"Dr. Criswell was an important spiritual leader for America," Bush said in a prepared statement to Baptist Press. "He was a man of deep and abiding faith who brought comfort to the thousands who heard his message of hope, love and compassion." Read More