ORLANDO, Fla. — Nominees
to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee, the four
denominational boards — International Mission Board, North American Mission
Board, LifeWay Christian Resources and GuideStone Financial Resources — the Ethics
& Religious Liberty Commission, the six seminaries and the Committee on
Order of Business have been selected by the 2010 SBC Committee on Nominations.
Nominees will serve if elected by the messengers to the annual meeting of the
Southern Baptist Convention, June 15-16 in Orlando, Florida.
Below is a list of the
North Carolinians serving in various capacities:
- Executive Committee (83 members): 20 nominations considered; 7 new members; 13
renominations. Nominated for term to expire in 2012 is Joan Mitchell, Durham.
- International Mission Board (90 members): 22 nominations considered; 11 new members; 11
renominations. Nominated for term to expire in 2012 is Elizabeth B. (Beth)
Harris, layperson and member of First Baptist Church, Charlotte, replacing Donna
L. Nealy, Boone, who resigned. Nominated for a second term is Robert H.
- North American Mission Board (58 members): 18 nominations considered; 8 new
members; 10 renominations. Nominated for a second term is Todd W. Garren, Lincolnton.
- Southern Seminary (43
members): 8 nominations considered; 4 new members; 4 renominations. Nominated
for a second term is T. Scott Eanes, Statesville.
- Midwestern Seminary (35
members): 7 nominations considered; 3 new members; 4 renominations. Nominee
with term to expire in 2015, replacing members ineligible for re-election
include William D. Bowyer, senior pastor, Wake Crossroads Baptist Church,
Raleigh, replacing Shannon Allen Scott, Raleigh.
Committee on Committees
The Committee on
Committees will assemble in Orlando, Fla., just prior to the SBC June 15-16
annual meeting to nominate members of the Committee on Nominations who, in
turn, nominate trustees to serve on boards of the various entities of the SBC.
The Committee on Committees has 70 members, two from each of the 35 state or
regional conventions qualified for representation on boards of SBC entities.
For North Carolina: Steve Burrow, Enochville First Baptist Church, Kannapolis;
Stan Welch, West Asheville Baptist Church, Asheville.
Clay Stevens of Cross Culture Church in Raleigh will serve from North Carolina.
Dave Praytor of Red
Mountain Baptist Church, Rougemont and Jack Hildreth of Emmanuel Baptist