Scholarship Provides for Ministerial Students in Need

Virginia Best

Virginia Best

Tabor and Virginia Best arrived on the campus of Campbellsville College in the fall of 1953. Tabor, a World War II Air Force veteran, had felt the call of God to enter the ministry.

His desire was to receive a Christian education in the theology department in preparation for the pastoral ministry. Virginia was very supportive of her husband and looked forward to serving the Lord as a pastor's wife. Virginia often says she "went to college, too, but it was in the front door and out the back."

While at Campbellsville, the Lord graciously provided the necessary funds as Tabor was called to be the pastor at Friendship Baptist Church. Others were not as fortunate, and Tabor and Virginia were touched by the commitment of two to three other ministerial students who struggled financially.

After a lifetime of ministry, Tabor passed away in 2001. A ministerial friend they had first met at Campbellsville College was asked to do the funeral. At that time Virginia remembered the struggling ministerial students they had known at Campbellsville College, and the Lord laid it on her heart to establish the Tabor and Virginia Best Ministerial Scholarship. She did not want any young person called to the Gospel ministry to be hindered by lack of funds.

Virginia, who will be 93 in December, has established a bequest in her will that will fund this endowed scholarship. Even though the majority of her earthly wealth is in several acres of land in western Kentucky, Virginia wants to ensure through her will that its value is used to help future ministerial student at Campbellsville University. This will honor the Lord and be a lasting legacy for Tabor and Virginia.

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Contact Benji Kelly at 270.789.5061 or jbkelly@campbellsville.edu to learn more about helping Campbellsville University students through a gift in your will.

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