WRAP-UP: New officers & budgets listed from state conventions

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Forty-one state conventions affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention met in annual meetings between August and November. Provided here is a summary of the individuals elected to serve as president and first vice president as well as the dollar amount of new budgets and the change from the current year.

ALABAMA -– Roger Willmore, pastor of Deerfoot Baptist Church in Trussville, was elected president and Jimmy Jackson, pastor of Whitesburg Baptist Church in Huntsville, as first vice president. A $43.9 million Cooperative Program base budget was adopted, an increase of 3 percent over 2006.

ALASKA -– Gary Cox, pastor of University Baptist Church in Fairbanks, elected president, and Charles Worthy, pastor of First Baptist Church in Willow, as first vice president. A $1.9 million budget represents a 3 percent increase over 2006.

ARIZONA -– Jim Loui, a member of First Chinese Baptist Church in Phoenix, was elected president and Sean Haynes, associate pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Lake Havasu City, as first vice president. A $3.8 million operating budget is reduced from $4 million this year.

ARKANSAS -– Harry Black, Washington-Madison Baptist Association missionary, was re-elected president and Danny Johnson, associational missionary for the Pulaski Baptist Association, as first vice president. A CP budget of more than $20 million was approved, up from $19.76 million in the current year.

CALIFORNIA -– Paul Wilkerson, retired director of missions for Inland Empire Southern Baptist Association, was elected president and Jeff McCulty, pastor of Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Santa Monica, as first vice president. A budget of just over $12 million for 2007 represents a decrease of $23,000 from the current year, although the goal for CP receipts is up 5.4 percent.

COLORADO -– Charlie Jones, pastor of Fellowship of the Rockies in Pueblo, was re-elected president and Darrin Crow, director of campus ministries at Mesa State College and pastor of Heart of Junction Church in Grand Junction, as first vice president. A $3.9 million budget represents a 5 percent increase over the current year.

DAKOTAS -– Bill Savery, pastor of First Baptist Church in Custer, S.D., was elected president and James (Budg) Riekeman, pastor of First Baptist Church in Williston, N.D., as vice president. A $1.2 million budget represents a slight decrease from the current budget.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA -– David McElveen, church administrator of Fort Foote Baptist Church in Maryland, was elected president and Helen Mays-Jackson, a member of Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church, as vice president. A $1,208,481 budget represents a 16 percent increase over the current year.

FLORIDA -– William Rice, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater, was elected president and Wesley Green, pastor of ChristWay Baptist Church in Miramar, as first vice president. A $41 million budget was approved representing a 6.69 percent increase over the 2006 budget.

GEORGIA -– Wayne Hamrick, an evangelist from Cartersville, was re-elected president and Bucky Kennedy, pastor of First Baptist Church in Vidalia, as first vice president. A $52 million budget was adopted, $1.5 million over the current year.

HAWAII -– Duane McDaniel, pastor of Hawaii Kai Church in Honolulu, was elected president and Robert Miller, pastor of Waialae Baptist Church in Honolulu, as first vice president. The $3,164,130 budget represents a 3 percent increase over the current year.

ILLINOIS -– Messengers re-elected Fred Winters, pastor of First Baptist Church in Maryville, as president and Mike Davis, pastor of Logan Street Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, as vice president. A $5.9 million budget represents an increase of 6 percent over the current year

INDIANA -– James (Butch) Tanner, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Greenwood, was elected president and William Bailey, pastor of Parkwood Baptist Church in Columbus, as first vice president. A $4.5 million budget represents an increase of 2.4 percent over the current year.

IOWA -– Robert Stout, pastor of Quimby Baptist Church in Quimby, was elected president and Dan Wiersema, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Cedar Rapids, as first vice president. A $1.6 million budget was approved, down 4.2 percent from the current year’s budget.

KANSAS-NEBRASKA -– Steve Dighton, pastor of Lenexa (Kan.) Baptist Church, was elected president and Steve Holdaway, pastor of West Bellevue (Neb.) Church, as vice president. A $5.4 million budget represents a slight decrease from 2006.

KENTUCKY -– Darren Gaddis, pastor of Central Baptist Church in Corbin, was elected president and Kevin Smith, pastor of Watson Memorial Baptist Church in Louisville, as first vice president. A $24 million budget was adopted, representing a 1.86 percent increase over the current year.

LOUISIANA -– Bill Robertson, pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Winnsboro, was re-elected president and Scott Thompson, pastor of Oak Grove Baptist in Eros, as first vice president. A $21 million budget for 2007 is roughly the same as the current year.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE -– Rick Hancock, pastor of Dunkirk Baptist Church in Dunkirk, Md., was elected president and Byron Day, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Laurel, Md., as vice president. A $6.9 million budget was approved, an increase of 3.8 percent over the current year.

MICHIGAN -– Herb Harbauch, pastor of Memorial Baptist Church in Sterling Heights, was elected president and Roscoe Belton, pastor of Middlebelt Baptist Church in Inkster, as first vice president. A $3,539,280 budget reflects a slight increase over the current year’s budget of $3,510.068.

MINNESOTA-WISCONSIN -- Shelby Alcott, a member of Layton Avenue Baptist Church in Greenfield, Wis., was re-elected president and Les Stevens, a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Rochester, Minn., was re-elected first vice president. A $2,183,852 budget was approved, about 1.25 percent lower than the 2006 budget.

MISSISSIPPI -– Clarence Cooper, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada, was re-elected president and Joel Medina, pastor of Iglesia Internacional Las Americas in Carthage, was re-elected as first vice president. A $33,188,934 budget represents a 5.99 percent increase over current year.

MISSOURI -– Mike Green, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Republic, was elected president and Bruce McCoy, pastor of Canaan Baptist Church in St. Louis, as first vice president. A $16.5 million budget for 2007 is down from $17.05 million in the current year.

MONTANA – Darwin Scofield, pastor Libby Baptist Church in Libby, was elected president and Greg Peterson, pastor of Little Rockies Community Baptist Church in Zortman, as vice president. A $1,509,037 budget was approved, representing an slight increase ($2,761) over the current year.

NEVADA -– Ted Kern, pastor of Crescent Valley Baptist Church in Battle Mountain, was elected president and Frank Bushey, pastor of Fellowship Community Church in Reno, as first vice president. A $2.57 million budget represents an increase of 3.5 percent over the current year.

NEW ENGLAND -- Paul Kim, pastor of Berkland Baptist Church in Cambridge, Mass., was re-elected president and Michael John, pastor of Market Street Baptist Church in Amesbury, Mass., as vice president. A budget of $2,836,974 is roughly the same as the current year.

NEW MEXICO -– Rick Sullivan, pastor of First Baptist Church in Artesia, was elected president and David King, a member of Monterey Baptist Church in Albuquerque, as first vice president. A $4.1 million budget represents an increase of 11.07 percent over the current budget.

NEW YORK -– Ted Harvey, pastor of Somerset Hills Baptist Church in Basking Ridge, N.J., was elected as president and Rick Wilburn, pastor of Tupper Lake Baptist Church in Tupper Lake, N.Y., as vice president. A $3,441,848 budget was approved, an increase of less than 1 percent.

NORTH CAROLINA -– Stan Welch, pastor of Blackwelder Baptist Church in Kannapolis, was re-elected president, and Rick Speas of Winston-Salem, Rick Speas, pastor of Old Town Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, was re-elected as first vice president. Operating with a two-year budget, the convention will consider a new budget next year.

NORTHWEST -– Tim Crownover, pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Vancouver, Wash., was re-elected president and Joe Martin, pastor of First Baptist Church in Toledo, Wash., as vice president. A $5.6 million budget represents an increase of 2 percent over 2006.

OHIO -– David Gray, pastor of First Baptist church of Garrettsville, was re-elected president and Travis Smalley, pastor of Lakota Hills Baptist Church in West Chester, as first vice president. A $8,417,280 budget for 2007 is up 4 percent over the current year, while a $4,877,656 million CP represents a 2.5 percent increase over the current year.

OKLAHOMA -– Alton Fannin, pastor of First Baptist Church in Ardmore, was elected president and Tim Richardson, pastor of Waterloo Road Baptist Church in Edmond, as first vice president. A $23.5 million budget was approved, up from 22.7 million.

PENN-JERSEY –- Keith Marshall Williams, pastor of Nazarene Baptist Church in Philadelphia, was elected president and Diann Douglas, a member of Wrightsdale Baptist Church in Peach Bottom, as first vice president. A $3.4 million budget was approved, up from $3.3 million in the current year.

SOUTH CAROLINA -– Mike Moody, pastor of First Baptist Church in Honea Path, was elected president and Fred Stone of First Baptist church in Pickens, as first vice president. A $32.75 million budget represents an increase of $600,000 over current $32.15 million budget.

TENNESSEE -– Ron Stewart, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Knoxville, was elected president and Tom McCoy, pastor of Thompson Station Baptist Church in Thompson Station, as first vice president. A $37 million budget was adopted for 2007, up from the current year’s $36.7 million.

TEXAS (BGCT) -- Steve Vernon, pastor of First Baptist Church of Levelland, was elected president and Joy Fenner, executive director emeritus of Texas Woman’s Missionary Union, as first vice president. A $50.6 million budget is slightly more than a 2 percent increase over the current budget.

TEXAS (SBTC) -– Steve Swofford, pastor of First Baptist Church in Rockwall, was re-elected president and Nathan Lino, pastor of Northeast Baptist Church in Houston, as first vice president. The $20.079 million budget is an increase of slightly more than 4 percent over the current budget.

UTAH-IDAHO -– Rodger Russell, pastor of Holladay Baptist Church in Holladay, Utah, was re-elected president and Paul Thompson, pastor of Eastside Baptist Church in Twin Falls, Idaho, as first vice president. A $2,321,180 budget is a 4.3 percent increase over the current year.

VIRGINIA (BGAV) -- Boyce Brannock, an attorney from First Baptist Church in Waynesboro, was elected president and Joe Lewis, pastor of Second Baptist Church in Petersburg, as first vice president. A $14.2 budget represents an increase of $100,000 over the current year.

VIRGINIA (SBCV) -– Dennis Culbreth, pastor of River Oak Community Church in Chesapeake, was elected president and Gene Primm, pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Portsmouth, as first vice president. A $8.7 million budget represents a 6.1 percent increase from the current year.

WEST VIRGINIA -– C.J. Adkins, pastor of Westmoreland Baptist Church in Huntington, was re-elected as president and Tim Kearney, a member of Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Scott Depot, was re-elected as first vice president. A $2.6 million budget was approved, roughly the same as the current year.

WYOMING –- Quin Williams, pastor of Boyd Avenue Baptist Church in Casper, was re-elected president and Jim Ritter of First Southern Baptist in Glen Rock as vice president. A budget of $1,362,095 was approved, up from $1.32 million in the current year.


Compiled by Tammi Reed Ledbetter.

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