NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eight Missouri Baptists have been nominated or re-nominated by the 2011 SBC Committee on Nominations to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee, on three denominational boards – International Mission Board, North American Mission Board, LifeWay Christian Resources; the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and four of the denomination’s six seminaries.
Nominees will serve if elected by the messengers to the annual meeting of the SBC, June 14-15 in Phoenix, Ariz. Missouri Baptists nominated include:
SBC Executive Committee – Lovina Rush, Kearney, nominated for a second term.
International Mission Board – Robert G. (Gary) Barkley, minister of education and associate pastor, Pisgah Baptist Church, Excelsior Springs, nominated for a term to expire in 2015 replacing William D. (Bill) Curp, director of missions, Jefferson Baptist Association, Festus, who was ineligible for re-election.
North American Mission Board – John P. Wenberg, Overland, nominated for a second term.
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary – Donald L. (Don) Currence, Ozark, nominated for a second term.
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary – Jason Allen, pastor, Life Connection Church, Independence, for a term to expire in 2016.
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary – Richard L. Baker, Springfield, nominated for a second term.
Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary – C. Keith Goeking, member, Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church, St. Joseph, for a term expiring in 2016, replacing James Keith Vawter, Mansfield, who was ineligible for re-election.
Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission – Tammie F. Andrews, member, Prairie Home Baptist Church, Kearney for a term to expire in 2015, replacing Doug Austin, member, Bethany Baptist Church, Cape Girardeau, who was ineligible for re-election.