The Guild Institute in Christian Family Studies


Our Country, The Constitution, and
The Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty

 The Guild Honors HBU’s Founding Father
Dr. Stewart Morris
Celebrating 102 YEARS!

On Wednesday, October 27, 2021, during Convocation, The Guild joined the Houston Baptist University student body, faculty and staff in honoring HBU’s Founding Father, Dr. Stewart Morris, and celebration of his 102nd birthday. As honored guests, The Guild members were seated in a special section of the Dunham Theater to hear the musical presentations of trumpeter, George Chase, and pianist, Dr. Dan Kramlich.  We also enjoyed the unique perspectives into the life of Dr. Morris from the Director of the Morris Family Center for Law and Liberty, Dr. Christopher Hammons; Professor of Law and Jurisprudence, Dr. John Tyler; and HBU President, Dr. Robert Sloan. Dr. Morris’ dedication to the Lord, his service to our community, and his dedication to Houston Baptist University is truly inspirational.
After Convocation, the Guild members were treated to a luncheon in the Morris Cultural Arts Center. Our Guild President, Judy Craig, welcomed everyone and asked for God’s blessings over our afternoon, the life of Dr. Morris and mission of HBU. On behave of the Guild, she presented Dr. Morris with a gift.
During the luncheon, photographs of Dr. Morris’ life were projected.  Lisa Simon and Stewart Morris, Jr. both spoke about their life with and appreciation of their father. Sue Sloan and Sharon Saunders finished with their kind reflections of Dr. Morris and opened the microphone for any other comments.
We ended the day by singing Happy Birthday to Dr. Morris


Slideshow of Convocation and Luncheon

Video of Convocation
Featuring remarks from Dr. John Tyler, Dr. Christopher Hammons & Dr. Robert Sloan