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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
SOMERSET—On a crisp day in February, Pastor Jamie Taylor walked into the office of Lake Cumberland Baptist Association. Executive Director Tommy Floyd immediately noticed the 38-year-old pastor was apprehensive.