SPRINGFIELD—David Uth, pastor, First Baptist Church, Orlando, Fla., will deliver a message Oct. 27 at 9:55 a.m. at the 176th annual meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention here at the Expo Center.
The Memphis, Tenn., native was raised primarily in Arkansas, where his father pastored several churches. He was saved when he was 9 and has served continuously as a pastor since 1976. His education culminated in him earning a Ph.D. in New Testament from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, in 1991.
His churches have included: Murfreesboro, Ark.; First Baptist Church, Briar, Texas; First Baptist Church, Camden, Ark.; Immanuel Baptist Church, El Dorado, Ark.; First Baptist Church, West Monroe, La.; and First Orlando.
“God used each of these wonderful churches in my life to help me grow in His likeness and be the pastor He wants me to be,” Uth said.
In June 2005 he came to First Orlando.
“It was definitely a defining moment for me,” he said. “Little did I know all the great relationships I would form once I arrived here. The beauty of it is that every week things get better and better.”
His foreign mission trips have taken him to Zambia, Honduras, Brazil, and Canada.
Uth is known recently for nominating Bryant Wright, pastor, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Marietta, Ga., for president of the Southern Baptist Convention in June in Orlando. Wright was not thought to be the favorite in the race and eventually won the office in a runoff.