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Chitwood gives farewell address to Ky. BaptistsPIKEVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Messengers to the Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Baptist Convention approved dissociating with congregations that are also part of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, broke ties with a university and adopted a $22 million Cooperative Program budget goal.
Paul Chitwood, who is expected to be elected president of the International Mission Board on Thursday (Nov. 15), also shared what may have been his last address to Kentucky Baptists as executive director.
With the theme "Bring Good News," the KBC annual meeting convened on Nov. 13 at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center, marking the first time Kentucky Baptists have met in the Appalachian city of Pikeville. Read More
IMB taps Paul Chitwood as presidential candidateRICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- The International Mission Board trustees' presidential search committee announced Tuesday (Nov. 6) that the committee will recommend Paul Chitwood, 48, to be elected as the 173-year-old entity's 13th president.
The vote to elect Chitwood is scheduled for the Nov. 15 plenary session during their IMB board meeting in Richmond.
A former chairman of IMB's board of trustees, Chitwood currently serves as executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, the state's largest religious organization with 750,000 members in 2,400 churches and 70 associations. He has served in the role since 2011. Read More
Ky. convention to hotels: Fight human traffickingLOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The Kentucky Baptist Convention will not do business with hotels that fail to train employees to recognize and report human trafficking, KBC Executive Director Paul Chitwood announced Sept. 21.
Chitwood set forth the convention's position in a letter to potential vendors and listed several resources for free training.Among the list is the Kentucky attorney general's office, which announced Sept. 20 a partnership that will seek to offer human trafficking training to Kentucky's commercial drivers and truck-stop employees.
The Kentucky convention, the state's largest religious organization encompassing a church membership of 750,000, intends for its internal policy to encourage corporate partners to provide employees with human trafficking awareness education. Read More