A memory submitted by Gordon Roe, Class of 1960

Dr. Frederick Gealy made an impact on the school. He taught New Testament and was director of the Seminary Singers. I signed up for several elective classes in New Testament and was also in Singers. We sang in Chapel on Wednesdays and had an annual tour which was memorable. Gealy also played organ for the Chapel services. From time to time he invited groups of students to his home for Friday evening conversations. Gealy and his wife had been missionaries before arriving at Perkins and they had many tales. Gealy was also well-known for his two-paragraph sermonettes for the early Wednesday morning prayer services. The example there for future preachers was how to say something significant in a short time.

During my time at SMU I signed up to usher for the Dallas Symphony and Opera performances. Dr. Gealy had his regular seat in my section and we had numerous chats. He made a lasting impact on many students.