Kentucky Baptist Convention Committee Finding Next Executive Director Sets Feb. 15 Deadline for Recommending Candidates

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) — The Kentucky Baptist Convention committee tasked with finding Paul Chitwood’s successor as KBC executive director “has been hard at work” toward building “a large pool of names” to consider, said search committee chairman Tom James.

The committee is asking Southern Baptists to help them in that endeavor by recommending candidates by Feb. 15. Recommendations should include at least a candidate’s name and contact information, James told Baptist Press. If a resume is not included in the recommendation, James will contact the candidate and request one.

Chitwood served as KBC executive director from 2011-18 before being elected president of the International Mission Board Nov. 15.

“The committee hopes to have a large pool of names” to consider for KBC executive director, said James, pastor of Eastwood Baptist Church in Bowling Green, Ky., adding the committee has “been hard at work, praying and processing” information.

Qualified candidates, James said, should have “a call to ministry in some form or fashion,” at least a master’s degree (though a doctorate is preferred), “a proven track record in leadership” and comfort with preaching at Kentucky Baptist churches.

The search is not limited to Kentucky residents, but “in a perfect world, [candidates] would have some familiarity with Kentucky,” said James, a former KBC president.

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Source: Baptist Press