New associate executive director coming to MBC
By Allen Palmeri
September 20, 2005
JEFFERSON CITY– The Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Executive Board voted to call a new associate executive director to fill a vacancy on the MBC Executive Board staff. He will report for duties within 30 days of the specially called Sept. 9 board meeting at the Baptist Building.
A full report of his ministry background and resume will be immediately reported after he has had opportunity to speak to his church family where he is now serving, MBC Executive Director David Clippard said. A profile of the new associate executive director will appear in the next edition of The Pathway.
“The gentleman who is coming brings to the table an incredible ministry history of church growth, missions, evangelism and ministry experience that I believe will be a direct blessing to our pastors, churches and associations,” Clippard said.
Board members discussed a downsizing of the MBC staff from three associate executive directors to two, with an expansion of the ministry team.
“The idea behind the staff realignment is to get more field personnel working in the ministry with fewer people at the top of the organization,” Clippard said.
Clippard was authorized to study and make adjustments to existing staff salaries based on longevity, experience and productivity.
Existing staff also will be compensated more in line with fair market value in the current job market.
Board members also voted to:
• Approve an adjustment to the entry level hiring of a church planting catalytic missionary;
• Respond to a request from Bott Radio Network to extend an invitation to the network to broadcast on-site at the 2005 annual meeting Oct. 24-26 at Second Baptist Church, Springfield;
• Not respond on the issue of single alignment, thus leaving it in the hands of messengers to vote on at the annual meeting.