Steve Thompson to retire after 36 years in Baptist campus ministry


Steve Thompson said it wasn’t his plan to go into college ministry — it was a fluke. As a student at Mobile College (now the University of Mobile), he did summer missions one year and got connected with a campus minister at Oklahoma State University.

That campus minister asked him to be his associate the following year. 

“I did, and that turned me on to college ministry,” Thompson said.

And now he is retiring at the end of June after 11 years in Baptist campus ministry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and 26 years at Auburn University, where he currently is senior campus minister.

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