Yeats to be re-nominated recording sec’y
Baptist Press
May 26, 2011

Yeats to be re-nominated recording sec’y

Yeats to be re-nominated recording sec’y
Baptist Press
May 26, 2011


— John L. Yeats will be re-nominated for another one-year term as recording

secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)

during the June 14-15 annual meeting in Phoenix,

an SBC seminary leader has announced.

“John Yeats is a respected leader in our convention who has led with skill,

integrity and Christlikeness,” said Russell Moore, dean of the school of

theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville,

Ky. “John is held in affection and

admiration by Southern Baptists in every sector of our denominational


“As Southern Baptists move to the future of our convictional, cooperative

mission together, it is critical to have the kind of wise, experienced, gospel-centered

leadership we find in John Yeats,” Moore


Last year’s annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.,

marked Yeats’ 13th annual meeting as recording secretary.

The SBC recording secretary is responsible

for the record of the proceedings of the Southern Baptist Convention, training

volunteer pages and the final edit of the SBC

Book of Reports and the SBC Annual. He also

serves as an ex officio member of the SBC

Executive Committee.

Yeats designed the process currently used for the flow of information from the

convention floor to the platform and distribution to the Order of Business

Committee, a process that has enhanced the accuracy of the official record.

Yeats currently serves as director of communications for the Louisiana Baptist

Convention (LBC) and edits the LBCLive

missions magazine. He is a former editor of state Baptist papers in Oklahoma

and Indiana and has served

churches in six states during 40-plus years of pastoral ministry.

Yeats is a graduate of Dallas Baptist

University and Southwestern Baptist

Theological Seminary. In 2006, he received a doctor of ministry degree from

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City,


(EDITOR’S NOTE — Compiled by Mark Kelly, an assistant editor at Baptist Press.)