Religion: In the Ranks

Stocky, square-jawed Duke K. McCall was a hard-hitting guard on the Furman University (Greenville, S.C.) football team, since 1937 has been a hard-hitting minister. As secretary of the executive committee of the 6,700,000-member Southern Baptist Convention, the largest U.S. Baptist group, Dr. McCall was lately sent to report on African missions. From Nigeria last week he bluntly warned that in Africa, as in Asia, white missionaries are now needed not as officers but in the ranks. Wrote Dr. McCall:

"I used to think missionaries spent their time making speeches to crowds of eager natives. Not a single missionary here is pastor...

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