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Claude Thomas elected chairman of SBC Executive Committee

ATLANTA (BP)–Claude Thomas, pastor of First Baptist Church, Euless, Texas, was elected chairman of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee during an organizational meeting at Atlanta’s Westin Peachtree Hotel June 16.
John D. Wallace, a member of First Baptist Church, Morristown, Tenn., and president of Wallace Hardware, was elected vice chairman. James H. Wells, pastor of Oakwood Baptist Church, Lee’s Summit, Mo., was elected recording secretary.
Thomas and Wells were elected by acclamation. Wallace was chosen over Michael L. Trammell, senior pastor of Mount Airy (Md.) Baptist Church, by a vote of 31-27.