ST. LOUIS (BP) — As the June 13–16 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) approaches, three more officer nominations have been announced.
Jim Wells, a church consultant and retired Missouri Baptist Convention staff member, will be nominated for a 15th term as SBC registration secretary, Missouri pastor Eddie Bumpers announced today. Wells is “a man who loves the Lord Jesus and walks with Him,” Bumpers said. “Jim has spent his life serving Southern Baptists. He has a love for the Word of God, church of God and man of God.”
Paul Smith, pastor of the Phoenix-area First Baptist Church, Chandler, Arizona, will be nominated for vice president of the SBC Pastors’ Conference, according to an announcement from Louisiana pastor James Law. Smith also serves as associate professor of Old Testament studies at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. His 25-year pastoral ministry has included churches in Arkansas, Louisiana and Illinois.
Toby Frost, pastor of South Main Baptist Church in Greenwood, South Carolina, will be nominated for treasurer of the SBC Pastors’ Conference, according to an announcement by former SBC President Johnny Hunt. A former senior director of strategic evangelism at the North American Mission Board, Frost has written more than 50 manuals, books, tracts and journal articles, with more than 10 million copies published.