TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists’ (KNCSB) mission board has elected Bob Mills as the new KNCSB executive director, effective Jan. 1, 2010.
Mills, 60, currently the convention’s director of missions, will serve as executive director-elect until the current exec, Peck Lindsay, retires Dec. 31 after more than 30 years in the position.
Mills told the board after his election of his desire to see healthy, outward-focused, reproducing churches across Nebraska and Kansas.
Mills came to Kansas-Nebraska convention in 1998 from the North American Mission Board, where he had been director of the Mission Service Corps program since 1986 and coordinator for supervision training and leadership development. He joined the staff of the then-Home Mission Board in 1981.
Mills was pastor of First Baptist Church of Bethel in Kansas City, Kan., from 1978-81; director of church and community ministries for the Kansas City (Kan.) Baptist Association from 1976-79; and director of youth and family services for the association and coordinator of weekday ministries from 1974-76.
He holds doctor of ministry and master of divinity degrees from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo., and an undergraduate degree from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Miss. He has served as an adjunct professor at Midwestern and several other seminaries.
Steve Holdaway, KNCSB president and pastor of LifeSpring Church in Bellevue, Neb., said, “Bob’s competence, leadership, giftedness, integrity, marriage, family and ministry resume have all been tested and approved on many levels.”