Board of Directors

Board of Directors For the Christian Ethics Today Foundation

Barbara “Babs” Baugh is president of the Texas-based John and Eula Mae Baugh Foundation and the daughter of Sysco Corporation founders John and Eula Mae Baugh. In addition to serving on the board of Christian Ethics Today, she currently serves or has served on numerous boards, including the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, Mercer University, Baylor University Alumni Association, and Baptist Child and Family Services. Baugh has worked on behalf of moderate Baptist causes throughout her adult life and is a former member of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Coordinating Council. She is a life member of Mercer University President’s Club.

Tony Campolo is a professor of Sociology at Eastern College in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, and is the founder and President of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, a collection of ministries that serve at-risk youth in urban America. The author of twenty-six books, his Ph.D. is from Temple University. He is also an ordained minister in the American Baptist Convention and serves as associate pastor of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in West Philadelphia. He and his wife Peggy have two adult children and four grandchildren.

Carolyn Dipboye is unique in many ways. After graduation from Mercer University (B.A.), she completed a B.D. and Ph.D. at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She did her graduate studies under Henlee Barnette and Glenn Stassen, becoming one of very few SBC females to hold a doctorate in Christian Ethics. Her dissertation subject: “Ecclesiastical Structures of Power in the Political Struggle for Human Rights”! Also she has taught at Southern Seminary, Bellarmine College, and Tennessee Wesleyan College. The author of many publications, she also wrote Women of Faith (New Hope Press, 1999). Numerous civic and ecumenical activities occupy her life including workshop leader, volunteer at the Oak Ridge Y Shelter, and Habitat for Humanity to name a few. She and Larry have two adult children.

Aubrey H. Ducker, Jr. is an attorney living in Orlando, Florida. He grew up in Chattanooga and Cookeville, Tennessee. After high school he joined the Navy and served as nuclear electrician on the USS George Bancroft. He earned a B.A. degree from the University of Central Florida in journalism and legal studies and graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He established his private law office in 2000; his practice is primarily in Family Law and Elder Law. Aubrey is SS Director at College Park Baptist Church where he and his wife Laurie belong.

Darold H. Morgan is well known to Christian Ethics Today readers through his insightful book reviews. Now President Emeritus of the Annuity Board of the SBC, he served as CEO of the Board from 1972 until 1990. He has pastored several churches in Alabama and Texas, including Cliff Temple BC of Dallas 1966-1971. Dr. Morgan has served as a distinguished professor at Beeson Divinity School and Dallas Baptist University. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (from whom he received his Th.M. and Th.D. degrees) and from Hardin Simmons University (from whom he received B.A. and Doctor of Laws degrees). He and his wife Elizabeth have three children and are members of First Baptist of Richardson, Texas.

Kelly Reese is an active member at the First Baptist Church of Mobile, Alabama, a CBF church, where he has served as chair of the deacons, chair of the most recent pastor search committee, and is a Sunday School teacher. He received his law degree from Florida where he was on the law review. He is a graduate of Beeson Divinity School at Samford University where he was given a full scholarship plus a large cash stipend to study for a Ph.D. degree in social ethics at Princeton Theological Seminary with Max Stackhouse who was perhaps the leading Protestant social ethicist in America at that time. Kelly served as teaching assistant to Stackhouse, and he completed his residency requirements for a doctorate. He then chose for good reasons not to write a dissertation but rather to return to the practice of law, and he is now doing that in Mobile. He is married and the father of two children.

David Sapp is pastor of the Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta and was a member of the previous Board. After completing his M. Div. and Ph. D. degrees at Southern Seminary, he became Director of Organization at the Christian Life Commission of the SBC from 1976-1981. From 1981-1999 he served the FBC of Chamblee, Georgia, and Derbyshire Baptist of Richmond, Virginia. He has also been an Adjunctive Professor at Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond, McAfee School of Theology at Mercer, and Candler School of Theology at Emory. He and his wife Linda have twin sons, Benjamin and Matthew.

Patricia Ayres