A couple of things brought me to Perkins. First, Perkins was where preacher boys from Arkansas went. (And, unfortunately, they were all preacher boys back then.) Second, there was financial aid. I also thought it would be easier to go to Perkins because it was in Texas and there were oil fields nearby. So when I ran out of money I could work in the oil fields and make some more. That’s what I did.

I left Perkins with a broader view of the church and the world and the world’s needs, including for civil rights. You need a good seminary that will help you grow. Perkins will do that for you.