Bernes K. Selph was born November 3, 1911, in Brown Springs, Arkansas, to Robert K. and Loura Durham Selph. He earned degrees from Ouachita Baptist College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Selph wrote several books and many articles for Baptist publications. Among his books are "The Christology of the Book of Hebrews" (1948); The Civil War in Saline County" (1961); and "My Autobiographical Diary" (1989). He also served on various Baptist associational, state, and national boards and agencies. Selph led many churches during his lifetime including the First Baptist Church of Hubbard, Texas; the First Baptist Church of Smackover, Arkansas; Gambrell Street Baptist Church, Texas; and the First Baptist Church, Benton, Arkansas; where he pastored for twenty-six years before retiring in 1976. He died August 8, 2005, at Benton, Arkansas.
These sermon notes cover Sunday messages and funeral sermons delivered by Bernes Selph. Other materials include correspondence and church bulletins.
Archivists, "Bernes K. Selph Sermons and Papers" (2017). Guides and Finding Aids. 131.