2010 National Workshop

at Montgomery, Alabama


 

Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama, was the site of the 2010 National Workshop for Deaf Christians.

 

Harris College of Business and Executive Education.

 

V.P. Black College of Biblical Studies.

 

College of Biblical Studies.

 

The Clock Tower.

 

The Clock Tower.

 

The Clock Tower.

 

A dormitory.

 

Crepe Myrtle is everywhere on the campus.

 

Faulkner University started as the Montgomery Bible School in 1942,

was renamed as the Alabama Christian College in 1953, and as the Faulkner University in 1985.

 

E. L. Cullom Rotunda.

The rotunda is a large circular building with a large auditorium, several classrooms, and some offices.  There is a spire on top.

 

Crepe Myrtle blooms.

 

Crepe Myrtle blooms.

 

Brooks Hall, where Biology, Chemistry, Science, and Criminal Justice are taught.

There were blooming Crepe Myrtle trees everywhere on the campus.

 

Thomas Goode Jones School of Law.

 

Gus Nichols Library.

 

Drury Inn, the hotel where I stayed during the workshop.  A very nice place.

 

Fred Orr gives a lesson on "spiritual vegetables."

 

Bill Sparks makes a point as Betty watches.

 

Alex Abenchuchan looks sleep-deprived after an all-night drive to Montgomery from Iowa.

 

Phil Major is in charge of a camcorder during a lecture.

 

Back view of Phil Major, Ernestine Maynard, and her hubby Hollis Maynard.

 

Ray Powell looks puzzled before his lecture.

 

Workshop participants walking across the campus to the Rotunda.

 

Leonard Jordan is prepared to teach a class.

 

Carl Moore and his beautiful smile.

 

Monica Orr is the Birthday Girl today.

 

A birthday dinner in Monica's honor.

 

Who sits where?

 

I think I'll have a delicious lobster tail and some crab legs.

 

David looks for an opportunity to take a photo while Becky studies the menu.

 

Phil Major studies the menu.  "Will they let me have a T-Bone steak instead of two sides?"

 

Monica shows her smile of satisfaction.

 

Delicious birthday cakes don't last long.

 

The Three Stooges.

 

Preachers and their wives.

 

Preachers sans their wives.

 

Mike Atteberry.

 

Willis Jenkins.

 

Marilyn and Billy Leavell.

 

Frank Rushing, Jose Abenchuchan, and Carl Moore in a serious discussion.

 

Gary Chadwick and Alex Abenchuchan.

 

Frank Rushing, Jose Abenchuchan, and Carl Moore smile for the camera.

 

David Donaldson.

 

Jim Kelly and Larry Helms, two old friends who grew up in North Carolina.

 

Ray Powell and his wife.

 

Hollis Maynard leads a discussion.

 

Phillip Box makes an announcement in the cafeteria.

 

Passing the south side of the State Capitol.

 

Looking up the west steps of the State Capitol.

 

A statue of Jefferson Davis on the ground of the State Capitol.

Delegates from six southern states formed the Confederate States of America in Montgomery on February 4, 1861.

Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as the President of the Confederate States of America on the steps of the State Capitol.

 

A bloom and three buds of Magnolia.

Magnolia is a State Flower of Louisiana and Mississippi, but not Alabama.  Instead, Camellia is the State Flower of Alabama.

 

Camellia Japonica, the State Flower of Alabama.

 

Moon Tree.

Loblolly Pine Tree grown from seeds that journeyed to the moon with 1971 Apollo 14 mission.

 

Moon Tree.

This Loblolly Pine Tree was grown from seeds that journeyed to the moon with the 1971 Apollo 14 mission.

 

Jefferson Davis laid the cornerstone of the Alabama Confederate Monument, also known as the

"Monument to Confederate Soldiers and Sailors," on the grounds of the Alabama State Capitol.

 

West view of Dexter Avenue from the State Capitol.

 

Posing for a picture on the west steps of the State Capitol.

 

Posing for a picture on the west steps of the State Capitol.

 

Beautiful purple Morning Glory on the ground of the State Capitol.

 

The Riverwalk Stadium is the home of the Montgomery Biscuits, the Class AA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.

This stadium, which used to be a railroad station, has a capacity of 7,000.

 

 

This former railroad station was renovated as a baseball stadium.

 

It's time to see a ball game.

 

The mascot of the Montgomery Biscuit baseball team is popular with kids.

 

And parents.

 

A beautiful baseball field.

 

And a beautiful baseball stadium to go with a beautiful baseball field.

 

Hard to believe that trains used to go past this building.

 

Fred and Monica Orr enjoy an opportunity to eat before the game.

 

Singing the National Anthem.  A sign language interpreter was present for the occasion.

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there . . .

 

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there . . .

 

O'er the land of the free . . .

 

The pitcher pitches a ball to the batter.

 

Based on his ear-to-ear smile, the mascot must be enjoying the game.

 

Believe it or not, Montgomery was once the Capital of the Confederacy.

 

The White House of the Confederacy.

 

Front porch with curved roof.

 

The flag on the flagpole is the Stars and Bars, the official flag of the Confederacy.

 

Stars and Bars, the official flag of the Confederacy.

 

The south side of the State Capitol of Alabama.

The state flag of Alabama is under the flag of the United States of America.

 

The state flag of Alabama waves under the flag of the United States of America.

 

 

This is where it happened.  Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott.  Rosa Parks was really a courageous lady.

 

A visit to the Rosa Parks Library and Museum is a must.

 

A visit to the Rosa Parks Library and Museum is a must.

 

The incident happened near Montgomery and Lee Streets.

 

Montgomery Street where the incident happened.