JEFFERSON CITY—The quest for the next executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) is at a point where the 11 members of the search committee are paying very close attention to detail.
The fourth meeting of the committee was held Aug. 26 at the Baptist Building.
“We’re now very micro and not macro, so that means we’re moving forward expeditiously, but with prayer and fasting in unity,” said Search Committee Chairman Vic Borden, pastor, Red Bridge Baptist Church, Kansas City.
“The deadline for submitting recommendations has passed, so we are now fully involved and engaged in prayerfully and professionally evaluating every recommendation submitted to the committee. We’re at the part of dealing with the minutiae in working through prospects.”
Approximately 25 recommendations have been received, Borden said. The nature of the committee’s work is such that no one has been eliminated, he said.
Borden said he is grateful to Missouri Baptists for their prayers and fasting on behalf of the committee. The members continue to do their work in “profound unity,” he said. There is not enough data at this point to determine when the next meeting will be, Borden said.
“The process is being carried out at a very good pace,” he said.
The MBC has been without an executive director since David Tolliver resigned in January. Jay Hughes has been serving as the interim. n