Chad Fugitt, pastor of Central Baptist Church in Corbin, will be nominated for the position of president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention at the annual meeting in Lexington this November.
Fugitt, who has served churches ranging from Sunday morning attendance of 20 to 500, has pastored five churches in Madison, Casey, Nelson, Wayne and Whitley counties. He will be nominated by Andrew Dyer, pastor of Corinth Baptist Church in London.
Fugitt came to saving faith in Christ as a high school senior, and later was called into ministry through the work of Bethel Baptist Church in Berea. He has a bachelor's degree in ministry from Clear Creek Baptist Bible College and a master of divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He has served Kentucky Baptists in various leadership positions.
Central Baptist has a strong record of Cooperative Program support, giving 11.5 percent to CP Missions in 2018.
During Fugitt's eight-year pastorate at Central Baptist, more than 250 baptisms have been recorded. Three years ago, the church adopted a disciples-making-disciples process that has seen 15 percent of the church's average attendance becoming involved.
Central Baptist also adopted a village in Peru's Andes Mountains and has been influential in seeing a church planted there.