Fourteen North Carolina Baptists, including two from the
same church, have been appointed or nominated to serve on Southern Baptist
Convention (SBC) committees or boards.
Cindy Stevens of Cross Culture Church in Raleigh and Kenny
Chinn of Northside Church in Wilmington were appointed to the SBC Committee on
Committees by SBC President Johnny Hunt. The committee has 70 members, two from
each of the 35 state or regional conventions qualified for representation on
boards of SBC entities. Stevens is vice president of the Baptist State
Convention’s Board of Directors.
The Committee on Committees will meet in Louisville, Ky.,
just prior to the SBC’s June 23-24 annual meeting. The committee will nominate
members of the Committee on Nominations who, in turn, nominate trustees to
serve on boards of the various entities of the SBC. SBC Bylaw 19 also provides
that the Committee on Committees “shall nominate all special committees
authorized during the sessions of the Convention not otherwise provided for.”
Nine members of N.C. Baptist churches, including two from
Parkwood Baptist Church in Gastonia, are being nominated by this year’s
Committee on Nominations to serve on various boards.
The nominees will serve if elected by the messengers to the
annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, June 23-24 in Louisville,
Jeff Watson, a layperson and member of Center Grove Baptist
Church, Clemmons, has been nominated for a four-year term on the SBC Executive
Committee. He will replace Eddie Ferguson of Henderson, who is ineligible for
Also nominated to the Executive Committee for a term to
expire in 2013 is Bryan (Scott) Davis, pastor of Pitts Baptist Church in
Concord. He will replace Paul Stam of Apex, who declined a second term. Stam is
House minority leader in the N.C. legislature.
George Walker of Greensboro is being nominated for a second
term on the Guidestone Financial Resources board.
Jeff Long, pastor at Parkwood, is nominated for a four-year
term on the International Mission Board (IMB). He would replace Bill Sanderson
of Wendell, who is ineligible for re-election.
Rick Byrd of Summerfield has been nominated for a second
term on the IMB board.
David Horner, pastor of Providence Baptist Church in
Raleigh, has been nominated to replace John Biggs of Raleigh on the LifeWay
Christian Resources board. His term will expire in 2013.
Charles Jacumin, pastor of Bay Leaf Baptist Church in
Raleigh, is nominated for a five-year term on the Southeastern Baptist
Theological seminary board. He will replace Mark Harris, pastor of First
Baptist Church, Charlotte, who is ineligible for re-election.
Don Warren, a member of Parkwood, has been nominated to
replace Jack Fallaw of Charlotte on Southeastern’s board. His term will expire
R. Shawn Dobbs, pastor of Edgewood Baptist Church,
Winston-Salem, has been nominated for a five-year term at Golden Gate Baptist
Theological Seminary. He would replace Clarence Johnson, Matthews who is
ineligible for re-election.
Three N.C. Baptists have been named by Hunt to serve on two
other committees during the SBC meeting.
Homer Murdock of Hopewell Baptist Church in Morganton will
serve on the Credentials Committee.
Marcus Redding of Hull’s Grove Baptist in Vale and Scott
Eanes of Fairview Baptist in Statesville were named to the Tellers Committee.