DENVER (BP) -- Conley Smith, a Denver oil executive who was instrumental in founding the Rocky Mountain Campus of Gateway Seminary, died unexpectedly April 21 at age 83.
"When we get to heaven, we will be surprised who the really important people really were," Jeff Iorg, president of the Southern Baptist seminary, wrote at Gateway's website April 23. "Conley Smith will make that list."
Iorg credited Smith as "the reason Gateway Seminary has the Rocky Mountain Campus," one of Gateway's five regional campuses. Established in 1996, the Rocky Mountain Campus enrolls students from Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah, Montana and other western states. Read More