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NAMB board elects Ezell president
Mike Ebert, North American Mission Board
September 14, 2010
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NAMB board elects Ezell president

NAMB board elects Ezell president
Mike Ebert, North American Mission Board
September 14, 2010

ATLANTA — Kevin Ezell has

been elected president of the North American Mission Board (NAMB). NAMB’s board

of trustees approved the nomination in a special called meeting Sept. 14 in

Atlanta.

Photo by John Swain

Bryant Wright, right, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Ga., greets Kevin Ezell, left, pastor of Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., and his wife, Lynette, during a break in the

Sept. 14 trustee meeting where Ezell was elected as NAMB’s next president.

Ezell’s nomination was announced

Aug. 31 after NAMB’s seven-member presidential search committee voted

unanimously to recommend him as president. Today’s meeting began at 8 a.m.

Eastern Time and ended at noon with the announcement of the vote to approve

Ezell.

Ezell has pastored Highview

Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., since 1996. He served as president of the

SBC Pastor’s Conference this June in Orlando. He and his wife, Lynette, met

with NAMB trustees for about an hour Tuesday morning in a closed session to

discuss his nomination.

Bryant Wright, president of

the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in

Marietta, Ga., attended the meeting. Wright delivered a devotion to NAMB

trustees this morning before they entered into executive session to consider

the vote.

“Today is an historic day in

the life of NAMB,” Wright told trustees. “Today your big decision is to follow

God’s will with a man the search committee clearly feels is God’s man for

leading our churches as they go about the harvest.”

(EDITOR’S NOTE — Ebert

is team leader of communications for the North American Mission Board.)