“The more elaborate an organization grows, and the more many-sided its works, the more it needs the unity of an organizing center. We need it more now at Gordon than in the earlier days of simpler and smaller work. For a Christian organization the only right and sure center is Christ. I think that no-one questions that for the wonderful, complex busy life and work of Gordon now the one true center is Jesus Christ.”

—President Nathan Wood (second president, 1919–1944)