Our Campus Minister of the Year for 2014 is Dr. Bob Hall, Baptist Campus Minister at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Bob became the Associate Baptist Campus Minister at UT in 1977 and then became the Senior Campus Minister for the Baptist Collegiate Ministry in 1978 and has served there until his retirement this spring. During his ministry, Missions has been at the heart of all he has done. He has long been recognized by his peers as an expert in taking large student teams overseas. In order to better facilitate students serving, in 1989 he established The Foundation of Missions. That endowment is now valued at over $250,000. This was the first ever campus based student missions endowment.
From 2007 to 2009 he led a $1.5 million campaign for a major addition and renovation to the existing Baptist Student Center on the UT campus. During this construction, he enlisted and supervised over 300 volunteers who through their service completed the construction for approximately $900,000.
Bob Hall planted his life on one college campus and from there took and sent students all over the world to share the love of Jesus Christ. He has never sought nor wanted recognition or acclaim. He has simply been faithful to his calling from the Lord and to the students who came to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
For that and many more reasons, Dr. Bob Hall is our Campus Minister of the Year.