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.
Donald A. Collins