SALMON ARM, British Columbia, Canada (BP) -- Allen Schmidt, founding executive director of the Canadian National Baptist Convention, died Sept. 25 in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. He was 83.
A native of Barriere, British Columbia, Schmidt led the convention from its founding in 1985 as the Canadian Southern Baptist Convention until his retirement in 1998. The convention, now with 300-plus churches, adopted its current name in 2008. Read More