COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) – In a called meeting of the Ohio Mission Council, Ohio Baptists called Jeremy Westbrook as executive director-treasurer of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio. Westbrook will begin the role Aug. 1.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Jack Kwok, executive director of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio (SCBO), announced his plans to retire during a virtual meeting of the state mission council today (July 30). When he retires Dec. 1, Kwok will have led Ohio Baptists for 24 years. "Every Southern Baptist in Ohio should be thankful for the steady leadership of Dr. Kwok," said Ryan Strother, president of the SCBO and pastor of Central Baptist Church in Marion. "His love for the Bible and evangelism, his desire for unity, and his genuine love for all people should be qualities for which we all strive as our churches continue to carry out the Great Commission in Ohio and beyond."