Sunday, February 12, 2006
Phil Strickland, Director of the Christian Life Commission for the Baptist General Convention of Texas, has passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Phil was a good friend to moderate, mainstream Baptists. He was a tireless champion for human rights, an articulate advocate for the hungry and the poor, a faithful mentor of historic Baptist principles, and a staunch supporter of church/state separation.
In Baptist life, few have been as influential and effective as he was in his advocacy for social justice. The Christian love that he demonstrated throughout his life leaves a long legacy.
Posted by Bruce Prescott at 1:41 PM