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Credentials Committee chair, vice chair named

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) — Betsy Gomez of Irving, Texas, has been named to chair the Credentials Committee for the June 11-12 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala., SBC President J.D. Greear announced today (March 25).

Muche Ukegbu of Miami will serve as vice chair.

“The annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention exists for the messengers from our churches to meet together for the sake of our shared mission, and the Credentials Committee plays a vital role in facilitating that,” said Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., area. “I could not be more excited to have Betsy as chair and Muche as vice chair of the Credentials Committee this year.

“They are both incredibly sharp leaders who will bring the experience, wisdom and integrity needed to give us a Gospel-focused meeting in Birmingham,” Greear said.

Gomez is part of Aviva Nuestros Corazones, the Hispanic outreach of the Revive Our Hearts women’s ministry. Her husband Moises serves as the Spanish pastor at First Baptist Church in Irving.

Gomez is pursuing a master’s degree in women’s ministries through Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. Originally from the Dominican Republic, she is the mother of two boys and is expecting her first daughter.

“I am grateful to serve with the members of the Credentials Committee in order to help provide a smooth and organized experience to all the attendees,” Gomez said. “It is my prayer that during that week the Lord will stir our hearts with great love and passion to make the Gospel known in our areas of influence and to the end of the earth.”

Ukegbu is lead pastor of The Brook Church in Miami. He is married to Diamone and has three children.

“I am honored to be appointed to serve with humble and authentic leadership desiring to see a move of God in our generation,” Ukegbu said.

The full Credentials Committee is set to be announced by Greear in the days ahead.

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