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Dakota Fellowship calls ‘Doc’ Lindsey as new exec

PIEDMONT, S.D. (BP)–W.D. “Doc” Lindsey was unanimously elected executive director/missions director for the Dakota Southern Baptist Fellowship by its executive board Oct. 3. He began work Nov. 1.
Lindsey, 55, has been state missions/evangelism director for the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention since 1994. He is a career home missionary, having served not only in Minnesota-Wisconsin, but also in Michigan and California, as well as pastor of several churches in Illinois. Lindsey also served on the staff of the then-Home Mission Board in Atlanta.
An Arkansas native, Lindsey is a graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He holds a doctor of ministry degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He and his wife, Holly, have two sons.
Messengers to the annual meeting of the Dakota Fellowship, Oct. 22-23 in Piedmont, S.D. approved a 1999 budget of $1,025,061. Of this total, Dakota Baptists are expected to contribute $194,008. Of that total, $27,161 will be forwarded to the Southern Baptist Convention Cooperative Program for its missions and education causes. The 14 percent forwarded to the SBC is the same as last year.
Ron Rich, pastor of Riverwood Baptist Church, Bismarck, N.D., was elected fellowship president. Rich was the first vice president. Other officers elected were Steve Evans, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Rapid City, S.D., vice president; Allen Spencer, minister of music and drama, Riverwood Baptist Church, Bismarck, N.D., recording secretary; and Darla Grim, layperson from First Southern Baptist Church, Sioux Falls, S.D., assistant recording secretary.
Next year’s meeting of the Dakota Fellowship will be Oct. 21-22 at Riverwood Baptist Church, Bismarck, N.D.

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