Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President J.D. Greear has announced appointees to the 2021 Registration Committee for the SBC annual meeting.
“As always, this year’s annual meeting of Great Commission Baptists will require hundreds of volunteers working selflessly to ensure a successful meeting,” Greear said. “The Registration Committee is part of the collaborative effort that ensures each messenger is recognized and accounted for, and I have the utmost confidence that the faithful servant leaders on this committee will serve our convention well.
“This year’s committee will be multilingual ensuring that we are a people of the Book from every nation, tribe and tongue. Messengers will join me in being grateful for these servants this year as we gather to celebrate missionaries being sent, churches planted and the next generation trained in the authority of God’s Word.”
Appointed as chairperson is Bucas Sterling III, senior pastor of Kettering Baptist Church in Upper Marlboro, Md. Clara Molina, member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Cedarhill, Texas, will serve as vice chair.
Reflecting the diversity of the convention, 55.17% of the committee’s members are non-anglo and 27.59% are women.
Other committee members are:
- Keelan Adams, associate pastor, Flatline Church at Chisholm, Montgomery, Ala.
- Tracey Adams, layperson, Flatline Church at Chisholm, Montgomery, Ala.
- Jorge Arenivas, pastor, Third Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
- Beth Atchinson, women’s ministry director, Crossway Baptist Church, Springfield, Mo.
- Izah Broadus, pastor, New Faith Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark.
- Curtis Chandler, pastor, Rosanky Baptist Church, Rosanky, Texas
- Larry Craig, adult ministry director, Whitehouse Baptist Fellowship, Whitehouse, Texas
- Anna Harvey, student minister, Hebron Church, Dacula, Ga.
- Jonathan Hayashi, senior pastor, Northern Hills Baptist Church, Holt, Mo.
- Quintel Hill, lead pastor, Multiply Community Church, Monroe, N.C.
- Antoine Lassiter, lead pastor, Think Kingdom Church, Kannapolis, N.C.
- Hyung Lee, pastor, Living Rock Church, Pasadena, Calif.
- Adam Muhtaseb, pastor for preaching and vision, Redemption City Church, Baltimore, Md.
- Sherrie Muhtaseb, layperson, Redemption City Church, Baltimore, Md.
- Rogney Paz, pastor, College Road Baptist Church, Ocala, Fla.
- Nick Poindexter, teaching pastor, Collide Church, Yadkinville, N.C.
- Twinkle Poindexter, layperson, Collide Church, Yadkinville, N.C.
- Anna York Reavis, layperson, Collide Church, Yadkinville, N.C.
- John Rollins, senior pastor, Simeon Baptist Church, Antioch, Tenn.
- Karen Rollins, layperson, Simeon Baptist Church, Antioch, Tenn.
- Wesley Smith, director of missions, Three Forks Baptist Association, Boone, N.C.
- Terry Stockman, director of missions, West Chowan Baptist Association, Ahoskie, N.C.
- Daniel Tuchez, pastor, Iglesia Bautista El Shaddai, Jackson, Tenn.
- Troy Varnum, associational missions strategist, Northwest Coast Baptist Association, Jacksonville, Fla.
- Jordon Willard, senior pastor, First Baptist Church, Weddington, N.C.
- Walter Wilson, pastor, Friendship Baptist Church, Lawton, Okla., and African American ministry consultant, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
- William Woo, layperson, Northwest Chinese Church, Round Rock, Texas
Greear has also named tellers for the annual meeting.
“As we come together as Great Commission Baptists at this year’s annual meeting, each committee member plays a role in its success, but the efforts of those on the tellers committee are of unique significance,” Greear said. “Their work to establish the accuracy of our elections and the tabulation of the votes that are cast are of the utmost importance. I am grateful to the members of this committee for their efforts and the integrity they will show in serving the messengers of our convention.”
Tina Boesch, member of The Church at Woodbine in Nashville, Tenn., and manager of women’s Bible study publishing at Lifeway Christian Resources, will serve as chairman. Boesch, who is the daughter of former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Ken Hemphill, previously served as a missionary with the International Mission Board (IMB). Monique Broadus, member of New Faith Church in Little Rock, Ark., has been appointed vice chair.
“After nearly two decades serving with the IMB through the generosity of so many Great Commission Baptist churches, I’m grateful to be able to participate in the life of the convention as the chair of the Tellers Committee,” Boesch said. “As we gather, may our conversation, fellowship, and ministry together reflect the character of Christ and His love for the world.”
Reflecting the diversity of the convention, 68% of the tellers are non-anglo, and 36% are women.
Also appointed tellers are:
- Hattie Bryant, layperson, First Baptist Church, Nashville
- William Burton, pastor, Esperanza Church, Franklin, Tenn.
- Dimas Castillo, senior pastor, Living Hope Community Church, Jacksonville, N.C.
- Rich Clegg, pastor, Faith Bridge Church, Manchester, N.H.
- Jesse Contreras, en Español associate, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, Grapevine, Texas
- Destiny Fletcher, layperson, New Season Church, Nashville
- Dalia Gonzales, layperson, First Baptist Church, Colleyville, Texas
- Mike Gonzales, director of SBTC en Español, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, Grapevine, Texas
- Brenda Harris, layperson, Northside Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
- Randy Jackson, associate pastor, First Baptist Church, Milton, Fla.
- Luis Lopez, associate director of missions for ethnic work, Robertson County Baptist Association, Springfield, Tenn.
- Maria Lopez, layperson, Temple Baptist Church, Savannah, Tenn.
- Dale Lingenfelter, layperson, Kingsville Baptist Church, Ball, La.
- Jason Lumpkin, campus pastor, Woodstock Church (Austell), Austell, Ga.
- Stephen Owens, pastor, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Bedford, Ohio
- Jeffery Quinten, senior pastor, Suburban Baptist Church, New Orleans, La.
- Diana Puente, layperson, Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana, Pittsburg, Texas
- Juan Puente, senior pastor, Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana, Pittsburg, Texas
- Bernard Snowden, staff pastor, Antioch Baptist Church, Fairfax Station, Va.
- Carter Tan, pastor, Grace Chinese Baptist Church of Richmond, Manakin-Sabot, Va.
- Edgar Trinidad, pastor, Segunda Iglesia Bautista De San Angelo, San Angelo, Texas
- Lennox Zamore, pastor, Exciting Central Tampa Baptist Church, Tampa, Fla.
- Michelle Zamore, layperson, Exciting Central Tampa Baptist Church, Tampa, Fla.