Baptist minister; educator. BornРAugust 5, 1906, near Marietta, Ga. ParentsРWilliam Thomas and Nora (Eubanks) Guffin. EducationРMercer University, A.B., 1930; B.D., 1935; Th.M. (1936) and Th.D. (1941), Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. MarriedРLorene Parrish on August 30, 1930. ChildrenРTwo. Principal, junior high school, Mableton Ga., 1927-1928; in Marietta, 1930-1933. Ordained in Baptist Church, 1927; served churches in Marietta, 1928-1933; Merchantville, N.J., 1935-1942; Jasper, Ala., 1942-1947. Served as dean of Baptist Seminars, Walker College, 1942-1947; founder and director of Extension Division at Howard College, 1947-1949; president, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1950-1961; founder and president of Eastern College in Philadelphia, 1961; Dean of Religion, Samford University, 1961-1971. Trustee of Eastern Baptist College and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1961. Honorary LL.D., Atlanta Law School, 1951; D.D., Mercer University, 1955; L.H.D. Eastern College, 1972. Freedoms Foundation Awards, a960 and 1961.Died July 12, 1992.


Contemporary Authors online


The Bible; God’s Missionary Message to Man. 2 vols. Birmingham, Ala.; Woman’s Missionary Union, 1973.

Called of God; the Work of the Ministry. Westwood, N.J.; Revell, 1951.

The Gospel in Isaiah. Nashville; Convention Press, 1968.

How to Run a Church; or, Guides in Church Administration. Birmingham, Ala.; Howard College, 1948.

Pastor and Church; a Manual for Pastoral Leadership. Nashville; Broadman, 1955.


What God Hath Wrought; Easter’s First Thirty-Five Years. Chicago; Judson Press, 1960.


Fifty-eight Evangelistic Sermons.  New York:  Harper, 1964.