Dr.Bette Stalnecker

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Dr. Bette Stalnecker Inducted into "The Hall of Faith"


Bette Stalnecker Gibson, 78, was inducted into the inaugural Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists (COSBE) “Hall of Faith” for her career as an evangelistic soloist. She was one of 29 who received the honor at a dinner banquet June 6, 2008 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Union Station in Indianapolis.
At the event she received a standing ovation for her rendition of
"His Eye is On the Sparrow."

The Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists utilized its 50th anniversary celebration to inaugurate a "Hall of Faith" of individuals who have dedicated their lives to vocational evangelism.

The group inducted 30 evangelists -– both living and dead -– into the Hall of Faith during the opening evening of their June 6-9 sessions in Indianapolis prior to the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting.

Living evangelists selected for the Hall of Faith are Cliff Barrows, Marvin, N.C.; Wayne Bristow, Edmund, Okla.; Sam Cathey, Oklahoma City; Clyde Chiles, Columbia, Mo.; Freddie Gage, Euless, Texas; Billy Graham, Montreat, N.C.; Junior Hill, Hartselle, Ala.; Homer Martinez, Dallas; George Beverly Shea, Montreat, N.C.; Bailey Smith, Atlanta; Jerry Spencer, Savannah, Tenn.; Bill Stafford, Chattanooga, Tenn.;  Bette Stalnecker-Gibson, Memphis, Tenn.;  Jay Strack, Orlando, Fla.; Leon Westerhouse, Birmingham, Ala.; Gene Williams, Covington, Ga.; and Don Womack, Memphis, Tenn.

Evangelists recognized posthumously were Hyman Appleman, Walter K. Ayers, Manley Beasley, E.J. Daniels, Ron Dunn, Mike Gilchrist, Vance Havner, Jesse Hendley, Rudy Hernandez, Eddie Martin, Angel Martinez, J. Harold Smith and T.W. Wilson.