When the Baptist State Convention (BSC) Executive Committee authorized hiring four new staff members Aug. 14, one name could not be revealed yet.
Today, the new team leader for church ministries in the congregational services area was revealed: Brian Upshaw, senior associate pastor of First Baptist Church in Gulfport, Miss. He’s been in that position since 2004 but has been on staff at First since 2000.
Upshaw will be supervising BSC employees in the areas of Sunday school, music and worship and preschool and children’s ministry, said Lynn Sasser, executive leader of congregational services.
Joining Upshaw are:
Kenny Adcock, as state Royal Ambassador leader and recreation associate at Camp Caraway; Eric Vidana as webmaster at BSC offices in Cary; and Jeff Pate as campus minister at Western Carolina University.
During the Aug. 14 meeting at Caraway Conference Center, the Executive Committee also approved modifications to staff retirement options and initiated a study that could change the status of several councils to committees of the Board. See the full story about the Executive Committee meeting.