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CBF leader sets retirement in 2012
press reports
September 15, 2011
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CBF leader sets retirement in 2012

CBF leader sets retirement in 2012
press reports
September 15, 2011

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) Executive Coordinator

Daniel Vestal announced his retirement at a recent CBF advisory council

meeting.

With a retirement date effective June 30, 2012, Vestal has

been the leader for CBF since 1996 when he replaced founding coordinator Cecil

Sherman.

Vestal asked officers to appoint a search committee. He said

he would leave sooner if the committee can find a replacement. The advisory

council meets and acts on behalf of the CBF governing body, the Coordinating

Council, between meetings. The Coordinating Council is scheduled to meet Oct.

19-21 in Atlanta. Vestal bid for the presidency of the Southern Baptist

Convention in 1990 but was defeated. After that Vestal convened a meeting of

disenfranchised moderates that led to formation of the CBF a year later. A

Texas native, Vestal pastored two churches in Texas and another in Georgia.

“One reason I have great hope for the future of Cooperative

Baptist Fellowship is because of the quality and character of present and

emerging leadership,” Vestal said. “CBF is blessed with a host of Baptist

Christians who believe in our vision and values. Thanks be to God.”