Photo courtesy of Katy Campen
Sal Mattson, right, poses with Teddy Strunk on the Pedestrian Mall in this photo on Oct. 1, 2010. Mattson, best known for his preaching on the Pedestrian Mall, passed away on Good Friday after years of battling colon cancer.
Campus evangelist passes away
After battling colon cancer for many years, former campus evangelist, Sal Mattson, died at the age of 53 on Good Friday, April 6. A funeral service was held on Monday at First Baptist Church Powell in his honor.
As seen on campus day in and day out, Mattson served as a mentor and friend to many students at UT. While his formal title might have been “street preacher” or “campus evangelist,” Mattson became a part of the campus and students’ lives as he shared his Christian faith day in and day out while people walked to and from classes.