Dewey Corder

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Dewey Corder

Clifford Dewey Corder (born December 3, 1940 in Memphis, died December 25, 2020 in Birmingham) was an ordained minister and president of the Alabama Baptist Convention.

Corder revieved his bachelor's degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee and graduated from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Corder was named pastor of First Baptist Church Trussville in 1989, serving until 1996. During this tenure, he was elected president of the state Baptist Convention in 1992, serving two consecutive terms, and was president during the time Samford University's board of directors voted to break legal ties with the convention.

Corder never retired, and served as pastor of Central Baptist Church in Argo from 1999 until his death from complications of COVID-19 and heart failure in December 2020.

Corder and his wife Jackie, nee Legge, were married in 1962 had three children and seven grandchildren. Dewey, Jackie, son Chris and daughter-in-law Sophie established Wings of Eagles retreat ministry in Blount County in 1999, and served children through senior adults until 2017.


  • Thomas, Erica (December 27, 2020) "Longtime Trussville pastor dies on Christmas Day." Trussville Tribune
  • Garrison, Greg (December 28, 2020) "Former state Baptist president, Trussville pastor, dies of COVID-19." The Birmingham News