Geoff Hammond, former president of the North American Mission Board (NAMB), has been called as interim pastor of Wynnbrook Baptist Church in Columbus, Ga.
Hammond was forced to resign from NAMB for reasons never officially disclosed. NAMB board president Tim Patterson said following the closed door meeting Aug. 11, 2009 that resulted in Hammond’s resignation, that more information would be forthcoming “very soon.”
No other information has been offered by Patterson or the NAMB board concerning the forced resignations of Hammond and three of his associates. An article in the George Christian Index indicated “Hammond’s 26-month administration had come under increasing criticism during the past year for chronic morale problems and leadership issues.”
Wynnbrook’s pastor Brad Hicks left in 2008 after more than 25 years at the church. Kevin Calhoun has handled interim duties the past 15 months, and will become the church administrator, according to a story in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.