JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Executive Director Search Committee will hold its next meeting July 19 at the Baptist Building here.
The 11-member committee has met twice since they were formed by the Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Board April 12, once in May to get organized and a second meeting in June to adopt its policies and procedures. The July 19 meeting will mark the first time the committee has reviewed resumes and recommendations for the position. The cutoff for applications was June 30.
“We ask that the convention continue to pray for us and for God’s anointing on our July 19 meeting,” said MBC Executive Board Member and Committee Chairman Vic Borden, pastor, Red Bridge Baptist Church, Kansas City. “The period for receiving recommendations has passed. We have received all that we are going to consider at this time. Each recommendation will be given prayerful and professional consideration per instructions given by the MBC Executive Board.” Borden would not say how many recommendations were received.
“Prayerful fasting has permeated the time between our meetings,” he added.
All of the committee’s meetings are held in private. The Executive Board formed the committee following the January resignation of David Tolliver. Jay Hughes, the MBC’s controller, was named interim executive director by the Executive Board.
The committee was expected to bring a report to the Executive Board at its meeting July 11-12 at the Baptist Building.