Michael Evans, senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Mansfield, will be nominated for a second term as president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
Carlos Francis, youth pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church for the past decade, will nominate Evans at Texas Baptists’ annual meeting in Waco, Nov. 17-19.
‘Don’t think God is finished with him’
Francis praised Evans as “an amazing man of God” and his mentor in Christian ministry, as well as “a great father, great husband and great family man.”
“He is a father figure to me, in my life and ministry,” Francis said. “He is a friend to me, a friend to anybody he interacts with, and especially a friend to pastors.”
Evans deserves another term as BGCT president because “there are more relationships to build” as he represents Texas Baptists around the state, Francis added.
“I don’t think God is finished with him in that position,” he said.
‘Share our good news stories’
Evans agreed to allow his nomination to continue the unfinished business of being a “goodwill ambassador” for Christ and for Texas Baptists.
Texas Baptists hold a distinctive position “not too far to the left and not too far to the right” as they seek to be guided by a commitment to obey Scripture, he said.
“We need to continue to share with the state of Texas and with those who don’t know us yet our positive agenda as people committed both to the Great Commission and the Great Commandment,” he said.
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Source: Baptist Standard