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This month's Western Recorder gives testimony to the fact that Kentucky Baptists are excited to have Dr. Todd Gray voted to be the executive director-treasurer of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

Behind the scenes with the committee

On a day in late November, a group of Kentucky Baptists from various communities and backgrounds gathered together for one purpose — we had been charged with the task of identifying the next person to serve our convention of churches as executive director-treasurer (EDT).

Setting the course
Todd Gray presents his vision for Kentucky Baptists

The new leader of the Kentucky Baptist Convention is no stranger to church or convention leadership. For the past 27 years—half of his life—Dr. Todd Gray has pastored local churches and served them through the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

Multisite church ID shift to help SBC ties

NASHVILLE—The Southern Baptist Convention is built upon relationships between local churches, associations, state conventions and national entities. A new change to church tracking could help strengthen those relationships and provide more information to better reach communities with the Gospel.

Knocking on doors anchors church's 6-day outreach

O'FALLON, Mo.—Hundreds heard the Gospel during the Engage O'Fallon evangelistic initiative organized by First Baptist Church in the St. Louis-area town of O'Fallon.

Early Kentucky Baptists unite for missions

Partly because of its unique geographical location, Kentucky was settled from two directions—the Northeast (or New England) and the Southeast (from Virginia down to South Carolina). Baptists came from both directions, bringing with them slightly differing traditions.