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5/28/97 Seaborn to be nominated for SBC 1st vice president

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–Miles Seaborn, a prominent conservative Baptist in Texas, will be nominated for first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention during the upcoming June 17-19 annual meeting in Dallas.
Seaborn’s nomination was announced by Stan Coffey, pastor of San Jacinto Baptist Church, Amarillo, Texas.
Seaborn, 67, has been pastor of Birchman Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas, since 1968 and is president of the statewide conservative organization Southern Baptists of Texas. He is a trustee of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, and was chairman of the search committee which recommended Ken Hemphill to assume the seminary’s presidency in 1995.
Seaborn and his wife, Inda Jean, also are former Foreign Mission Board missionaries to the Philippines, and one of their four children, Neal, currently is a missionary in the Asian country.
Seaborn is a former moderator of the Fort Worth-area Tarrant Baptist Association, former trustee of the SBC Brotherhood Commission and Dallas Baptist University and 1990 president of the Texas Baptist Pastors’ Conference.
A native of Oklahoma, Seaborn is a 1953 graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University who earned a divinity degree from Southwestern in 1957.
Coffey said Seaborn “has proven himself as a leader to Southern Baptists” through his missionary service, denominational roles and longtime pastorate.
To date, the only other announced nominees for SBC offices are Tom Elliff, pastor of First Southern Baptist Church, Del City, Okla., for a second term as convention president, and J.C. Mitchell, a retired Florida pastor noted for his commitment to church starting, for second vice president.