Starks Student Spotlight – Donald

Donald Collins

Dear Friend of Memphis Theological Seminary,

     I am writing to thank you for your generosity in helping to fund the Dr. Henry Logan

Starks Scholarship. I appreciate being selected as a recipient for the academic year 2013-14.

Currently, I am the pastor of Greater Temple of Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Given

the opportunity to preach the word of God is truly a blessing for me, but I believe my gift is in

the teaching of the Word. I believe I am called to interpret the scriptures in a way that will help

others gain a better understanding of it. My future plans are to continue pastoring God’s people

and someday be able to teach in a classroom setting.

     I am truly blessed to be a part of the Memphis Theological Seminary family, and my

journey here has been exciting and yet challenging. I chose to do my graduate work at MTS

because of the great scholars and its biblical integrity. I look forward to completing my studies,

and my prayer is that God will allow me to absorb all that I can.

     Being able to receive the Starks scholarship is truly a blessing to me in so many ways. It

will now help me continue the journey that God has placed me on, and to excel in the classroom.

Sincerely,

    Donald A. Collins