Recommendations or resumes for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s (NOBTS) presidency must be submitted to the presidential search committee by Jan. 10, 2019.
Committee chairman Frank Cox’s Dec. 4 announcement followed the 11-member committee’s second meeting, which Cox said was marked by a good spirit and progress.
“We spent time in prayer not only for our school but for other entities that are looking,” Cox said of presidential search committees for the SBC Executive Committee, LifeWay Christian Resources and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Chuck Kelley, NOBTS president since 1996, announced his retirement Oct. 2 at the concluding service of the seminary’s 100-year anniversary celebration. Kelley will serve until July 31, 2019, as chancellor.
After the Jan. 10 deadline, the committee will consider all candidates and “narrow the field and begin the interview process,” Cox said, adding, “We have received many recommendations and resumes from across our Southern Baptist family for qualified people to serve in this capacity.”
Committee members came away from the meeting with a positive attitude for the future, Cox said, adding, “We would like to ask Southern Baptists to continue to pray for us.” Cox is senior pastor of North Metro Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Names and resumes should be emailed to Cox at [email protected] or sent via postal mail to Frank Cox, c/o North Metro Baptist Church, 1026 Old Peachtree Road NE, Lawrenceville, GA 30043.