Alabama Baptists lost a giant Dec. 25 when A. Earl Potts, former executive director of the Alabama Baptist State Convention (ABSC), passed away. He was 93.
A Randolph County native, Potts was a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He was pastor of McElwain Baptist Church, Birmingham, before joining the ABSC as director of church ministries. Potts served as ABSC executive director from 1984 until his retirement in 1990.
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