The Formative Years / by Alumni Development

By: Ronnie Aldridge

President Patterson made a statement in chapel that formed the way I present the gospel. He said, “Bring the cookies down to the bottom shelf where a 5-year-old can get them and the adults will probably get it too”. My people have told me many times that they’ve learned more in a few years of my teaching than they had learned all their lives. I simply try to break down “theological” words to simple, everyday words and show my people how to apply them to their lives.

            The one thing I miss most about SEBTS is the daily camaraderie and discussions with fellow students.