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Wyoming Baptists meet their new state missionaryMILLS, Wyo. (BP) -- Two standing ovations marked a leadership transition during the Wyoming Southern Baptist Mission Network's 35th annual meeting.
Lynn Nikkel retired after 13 years as state missionary plus five previous years as the state convention's religious education director. He first moved to Wyoming from Oklahoma in 1994 to pastor Memorial Baptist Church in Wheatland, serving there six years.
Quin Williams, pastor since 1996 of Boyd Avenue Baptist Church in Casper, was approved Sept. 14 by the convention's Executive Board as the new state missionary, effective Nov. 1. Williams came to Wyoming after pastoring in Texas for 17 years. Read More
Wyoming Baptists elect new leader Quin WilliamsCASPER, Wyo. (BP) -- Quin Williams is the new State Missionary of the Wyoming Southern Baptist Mission Network.
Approved by the convention's executive board during its Sept. 14 meeting, Williams will be presented to messengers as the executive leader Nov. 1 during their 35th annual meeting at Mountain View Baptist Church in Mills, near Casper. Williams will begin his new role that same day.
"I am very pleased Quin Williams was selected," Lynn Nikkel, who is ... Read More
'It's time': Wyo. exec. Lynn Nikkel to retireCASPER, Wyo. (BP) -- Lynn Nikkel is retiring from more than 13 years of executive leadership of the Wyoming Southern Baptist Mission Network to pursue church ministry opportunities in Oklahoma.
"It's time," Nikkel told Baptist Press Aug. 30. "I've been here through a lot of changes and transition, and it's time for the network to take a new direction, to have some fresh leadership with fresh eyes to move forward into the future.
"And it's also time for me and my family ... to move on and make a change as well," Nikkel said. He leaves the network, formerly the Wyoming Southern Baptist Convention, in December, and plans to relocate to Oklahoma where he has family members and has pastored two congregations. Read More
Wyoming Baptists adopt new convention nameCASPER, Wyo. (BP) -- The new name of the Wyoming Southern Baptist Convention is Wyoming Southern Baptist Mission Network, messengers decided during their 34th annual meeting on Nov. 2-3.
Wyoming Baptists also approved selling the property on Casper Mountain Road that it has owned for 23 years, a budget $110,000 smaller than last year's budget, changing the name of its state missions offering, and a re-working of responsibilities for state convention vocational staff. Read More
Wyo. judge censured for gay marriage opposition
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (BP) -- Proponents of religious liberty have expressed mixed opinions on the Wyoming Supreme Court's censure of a judge for saying her religious beliefs would prevent her from performing same-sex weddings. Read More
Wyoming Baptists 'Trusting the Lord'RIVERTON, Wyo. (BP) -- The 33rd annual meeting of the Wyoming Southern Baptist Convention was a time of celebration and shared commitment to the continuation of God's work in Wyoming and around the world, Executive Director Lynn Nikkel told Baptist Press.
With "Trusting the Lord" as its theme, based on Proverbs 3:5, the Nov. 3-4 event at United Baptist Church in Riverton brought together 114 registered messengers from 40 Wyoming churches, out of the state convention's 106 churches and church-type missions. More than 180 people attended the Thursday evening session. Read More
Amid energy volatility, Wyoming Baptists undauntedTORRINGTON, Wyo. (BP) -- Former bison rancher Marty Rostad said he and his wife Nancy "don't consider ourselves church planters but God told us to start a church and we did."
Lifeway Church in Torrington, Wyo., is at its five-year point, with about 120 people in Sunday morning worship. Rostad also planted Lifeway Church in Fort Laramie a year ago, with 40 now attending.
"We moved here unfunded; didn't know anybody," Rostad said. "I think God was going to ... Read More
Wyo. Baptists mark 1st year of reorganization
BAR NUNN, Wyo. (BP) -- The Wyoming Southern Baptist Convention has marked its first year under a restructured format of three regions led by state strategists, after the group voted in 2014 to dissolve its eight associations.
Executive Director Lynn Nikkel praised the WSBC Executive Board for its "wisdom and good counsel" in the restructuring ... Read More
Wyoming Baptists adopt regional format
THERMOPOLIS, Wyo. (BP) -- The Wyoming Southern Baptist Convention has restructured into three regions, ending its previous format of four geographic areas with eight associations, with the intent of increasing local ownership in reaching the state for Christ. Read More