488 History of Wake Forest College
by loans which were promptly paid. Many others were aided only for
one term or for one year. Probably two years would be near the
average period of aid extended.
On the service rendered by the beneficiaries, some account has
already been given in the general account of the graduates during the
administrations of the various presidents until the accession of
President Poteat. Of those who did not graduate but remained at
college only a short time, not a few turned to other pursuits than that
of the ministry-teaching, farming, business law. Much the greater
number of these, however, including nearly all who remained at
college as long as two years, did good service in the ministry, each
according to his ability, but their labors were largely local and
confined to one Association. Of the graduates several were very able
men, and held important pastorates both in North Carolina and in
other States, while others hold and have held positions on the faculties
of theological seminaries and are recognized authorities in their fields
of study, and not a few have been wise and influential in the councils
of Southern Baptists. As many as twenty-two have been missionaries
in foreign fields. Two of the earliest beneficiaries, G. W. Greene and
C. C. Newton, both received in 1867, did distinguished work as mis-
sionaries, the first at Canton, China, and the second at Lagos on the
West Coast of Africa. There is hardly a missionary field in which
some of them have not labored-Brazil, the Argentine, China, Africa,
Burma, the Near East. Among them is one who today is perhaps the
wisest and ablest missionary now in the service of the Foreign
Mission Board. Another, Dr. J. F. Love, was for many years the
corresponding secretary of the Foreign Mission Board. The most
extensive service of the Board, however, was its contribution towards
giving the Baptists of North Carolina an educated ministry for their
own churches. The greater number remained in North Carolina and in
the counties and sections from which they came to college, and they
were for the churches trained and aggressive leaders who along with
others who did not become beneficiaries but heeded the divine call
have brought the
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