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Former Midwestern prof Thom Meigs dies at 65

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)–J. Thomas (Thom) Meigs, 65, a former professor at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, died April 16 in New Orleans of a heart attack.

Meigs, who served as professor of pastoral care and psychology at Midwestern from 1979-97, was a chaplain and minister at Memorial Medical Center-Baptist Campus in New Orleans and had recently received his chaplain board certification.

Meigs left Midwestern to become the pastoral care and counseling minister at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas. He later served on the staff of the Baptist General Convention of Texas in ministerial relations.

Prior to joining Midwestern’s faculty in 1979, Meigs was the college chaplain and assistant professor of religion at Georgetown College in Kentucky. The Atlanta native earned his Ph.D. in 1971 at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and was pastor of West Main Baptist Church in Danville, Va., until 1975.

He is survived by wife, Barbara, and two adult children, Angela Meigs Godfrey and James Christopher Meigs.

Funeral services for Meigs are scheduled for 11 a.m. April 22 at Saint Charles Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans.

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