Ross Calvin Coggins

COGGINS, Ross Calvin. b. Wichita Falls, Texas, 23 November 1927. He was educated at Baylor University (BA 1948) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (BD 1951). After ordination he worked for the Baptist Student Department (1951-53), becoming Baptist Student Union Director, North Texas State University (1953-55). He was a Baptist missionary in Indonesia (1955-61): Southern Baptists are among the most mission-minded denominations, especially in ‘foreign missions’ (now known as international missions). During this time he wrote the hymn by which he is known, ‘O God of might, O Son of light’*. Afterwards, he worked for the Southern Baptist Christian Life Commission (1961-67), then at...

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