Luter names Committee on Committees
HOUSTON, Texas (BP) -- Appointments to the Southern Baptist Convention's Committee on Committees have been announced by SBC President Fred Luter Jr.
The Committee on Committees will meet in Houston, Texas, just prior to the SBC annual meeting, June 11-12, to nominate members of the Committee on Nominations who, in turn, nominate trustees to serve on boards of the various entities of the SBC. SBC Bylaw 19 also provides that the Committee on Committees "shall nominate all special committees authorized during the sessions of the Convention not otherwise provided for."
The Committee on Committees encompasses 70 members, two from each of the areas served by the 35 state or regional conventions qualified for representation on boards of SBC entities.
Robert J. Anderson Jr., pastor of Colonial Baptist Church in Randallstown, Md., has been designated to serve as committee chairman.
Committee members are:
ALABAMA -- Chip Starnes, First Baptist Church, Bay Minette; Derek Staples, First Baptist Church, Jacksonville
ALASKA -- Ruby Stogsdill, First Baptist Church, Soldotna; Don Shannon, Sunset Hills Baptist Church, Anchorage
ARIZONA -- Debra Wolfrey, Pinnacle Church, Scottsdale; John Guillott, Green Valley Baptist Church, Green Valley
ARKANSAS -- Bill Bowen, Village Baptist Church, Bella Vista; 2nd member to be announced
CALIFORNIA -- A.B. Vines, New Seasons Church, Spring Valley; Deryl Lackey, Immanuel Baptist Church, Highland
COLORADO -- AnnaLee Stultz, Circle Drive Baptist Church, Colorado Springs; Tom Atkinson, Applewood Baptist Church, Wheat Ridge
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA -- Mike Rogers, First Baptist Church, Upper Marlboro, Md.; R.J. Sweetman, First Baptist Church, Upper Marlboro, Md.
FLORIDA -- Elizabeth Traylor, Olive Baptist Church, Pensacola; Michael Orr, First Baptist Church, Chipley
GEORGIA -- John Waters, First Baptist Church, Statesboro; Herman Parker, First Baptist Church, Bremen
HAWAII -- Stephen Kaneshiro, Valley Isle Fellowship, Wailuku; Josh Marburger, Pukalani Baptist Church, Makawao
ILLINOIS -- Noah Adams, Calvary Baptist Church, Elgin; Clifford Woodman, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Carlinville
INDIANA -- J.R. Hume, The Church at Newburgh, Newburgh; 2nd member to be announced
KANSAS-NEBRASKA -- Tom Edwards, First Baptist Church, Belle Plaine, Kan.; Voyt Lynn, First Baptist Church, Douglass, Kan.
KENTUCKY -- Ben Dockery, Vine Street Baptist Church, Louisville; Mark Payton, St. Paul Baptist Church at Shively Heights, Louisville.
LOUISIANA -- Merci Dixon, First Baptist Moss Bluff, Lake Charles; David Goza, Jefferson Baptist Church, Baton Rouge
MARYLAND-DELAWARE -- Bucas Sterling, Kettering Baptist Church, Clinton, Md.; Robert J. Anderson Jr., chair, Colonial Heights Baptist Church, Randallstown, Md.
MICHIGAN -- Justin Miller, Kaleo Church, Lansing; Scott Blanchard, Lakepoint, Chesterfield
MISSOURI -- Jeff Anderson, Calvary Baptist Church, Hannibal; Sandee Hedger, Freshwater Church, Jefferson City
MISSISSIPPI -- Ronnie Hatfield, First Baptist Church, Saltillo; Jim Phillips, North Greenwood Baptist Church, Greenwood
NORTH CAROLINA -- Rit Varriale, Elizabeth Baptist Church, Shelby; J. Bartley Wooten, Beulaville Baptist Church, Beulaville
NEW ENGLAND -- Steve Hankins, Seacoast Community Church, Portsmouth, N.H.; David Smith, Faith Baptist Church, Warwick, R.I.
NEW MEXICO -- Jay McCollum, First Baptist Church, Gallup; Jennings Hamilton, Calvary Baptist Church, Bloomfield
NORTHWEST -- William Crews, Northside Baptist Church, Camas, Wash.; Steve Schenewerk, Community Baptist Church, Winston, Ore.
NEVADA -- Donna Savage, Foothills Baptist Church, Las Vegas; Lawrence Haley, Calvary Southern Baptist Church, North Las Vegas
NEW YORK -- Cathy Meyer, Northside Baptist Church, Liverpool; 2nd member to be announced
OHIO -- Jeremy Westbrook, Living Hope Church, Marysville; Marvin Sands, Hillcrest Baptist Church, Carlisle
OKLAHOMA -- Scott Watkins, First Baptist Church, Terlton; Walter Wilson, Friendship Baptist Church, Lawton
PENNSYLVANIA-SOUTH JERSEY -- Ricky Wilson, Christian Faith Fellowship, Downingtown, Pa.; Darius Nable, Church of the Good Shepherd, Cherry Hill, N.J.
SOUTH CAROLINA -- David Bagwell, Neighborhood Church, Easley; J. Stuart Houston, Blue Ridge View Baptist Church, Pickens
TENNESSEE -- Melissa Gay, First Baptist Church, Hendersonville; Tim Gutrie, Arlington Baptist Church, Knoxville
TEXAS -- Rebekah Lightner, Southlake Baptist Church, Southlake; Keith Sanders, First Baptist Church, Keller
UTAH-IDAHO -- Richard Dugger, First Baptist Church, Bonners Ferry, Idaho; Brittany McNair, First Baptist West Valley City, Woods Cross, Utah
VIRGINIA -- Stewart McCarter, Southside Baptist Church, Suffolk; Milton Harding, Centreville Baptist Church, Centreville
WEST VIRGINIA -- Matthew Shamblin, North Charleston Baptist Church, Charleston; Jacob Atchley, The Church at Martinsburg, Martinsburg
WYOMING -- Dale Bascue, United Baptist Church, Riverton; Bill Morris, Monroe Avenue Baptist Church, Green River