Chapman has compiled 25 basic wedding ceremonies contributed by well-known ministers including W.A. Criswell, Charles G. Fuller, Jim Henry, Charles Stanley and H. Edwin Young. Chapman hopes that the officiate will find in these pages a ceremony that is just right for him or her, but is quite content if others “choose to put together an “original,” combining parts of several ceremonies with their own ideas.”
Morris Chapman has been president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, Nashville, Tennessee since October 1, 1992. Prior to that he was pastor of the historic 7,700-member First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, Texas. He holds an M.Div. and a D.Min. from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Forth Worth.