Micheal Pardue, pastor of First Baptist Icard in Connelly Springs, will nominate Steve Ellis as vice president of the North Carolina Pastors’ Conference during the 2014 meeting in Greensboro, Nov. 9-10.
Ellis, a native of Williamsburg, Ky., was saved and baptized at Youngs Creek Baptist Church. He answered the call to vocational ministry and began preaching at White Oak Mission Baptist Church.
Since June, he has been the pastor of First Baptist Church in Leland. He previously served churches in Shelby, N.C., Ringgold, Va. and Lexington, Ky.
Ellis holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Ky., a master of divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville and a doctor of ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston, Mass.
“Steve is a careful and powerful expositor of God’s Word,” Pardue said. “God has blessed him to be able to share the truth of God’s Word in a way that is engaging and instructional. Steve’s messages have always made me laugh, cry, think and most importantly consider the challenge that God has laid before His people.
“His preaching and ministry shaped my ministry from the beginning. I believe he is a great asset to our state and I hope that my fellow pastors will select him to help lead our Pastor’s Conference.”
In addition, Cameron McGill will be nominated for president of the 2016 Pastors’ Conference by R. Scott Faw, pastor of Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church in Siler City.
McGill has been pastor of Dublin First Baptist Church for 14 years. He currently serves as the second vice president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. He has also served on the board of directors, executive committee and the nominating committee.