Missourians once again play prominent role at SBC annual meeting
SAN ANTONIO – Missouri Southern Baptists will once again be front and center as messengers gather here June 12-13 for the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) annual meeting.
Among the active participants will be R. Phil Roberts, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Liberty, will bring the seminary report during June 13’s morning session.
Jim Wells, director of missions, Tri County Baptist Association, Nixa, will serve again as registration secretary. SBC President Frank Page of Taylors, S.C., has named Doug Richey, pastor, Pisgah Baptist Church, Excelsior Springs, to the Credentials Committee and Robin Hadaway, associate professor of missions at Midwestern Seminary and a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Liberty, to the Resolutions Committee. Page has also named Jeff Anderson, pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Hannibal, and David Sheppard, pastor, First Baptist Church, St. Charles, to the Committee on Committees.
Five from Missouri Baptist churches have been nominated for either first or second terms to various SBC agencies by the Committee on Nominations. Missouri’s representatives on the Committee on Nominations are Tom Willoughby, pastor, First Baptist Church, Eldorado Springs, and Rick Powell, member, Oakwood Baptist Church, Kansas City.
• Darrell G. Decker, layperson and member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Springfield, replacing Roger Moran, layperson and member, First Baptist Church Troy, for a term to expire in 2011 on the SBC Executive Committee.
• William D. (Bill) Curp, director of missions, Jefferson Baptist Association, Festus, for a second term expiring in 2011 to the International Mission Board.
• Doug Austin, layperson and member of Bethany Baptist Church, Cape Girardeau, for a second term to expire in 2011 to the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
• John P. Wenberg, Bridgeton, for a second term to expire in 2011 to the North American Mission Board.
• Richard Z. (Dick) Cox, layperson and member of Oakwood Baptist Church, Kansas City, for a term to expire in 2012 to the board of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, replacing Loretta L. Bringer of Maywood.