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Florida Baptist executive director search team named

Florida Baptists pray over Tommy and Karen Green as he announced his retirement from leading the state convention. Florida Baptist Witness photo

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Following the April 4 retirement announcement of Tommy Green, who has served as Florida Baptists’ executive director-treasurer since June 2015, Aaron Burgner, president of the Florida Baptist State Board of Missions, has appointed a nine-member team to begin the search process to name a new executive director-treasurer for the Florida Baptist Convention.

In announcing the selection of search team members, Burgner said, “We know we can’t replace Tommy Green, who has been an incredible leader and a gift to our convention. However, we trust in the Lord that He will bring someone not to replace Tommy but to be the right person for the next season of Florida Baptist Convention life. Our greatest days are ahead and there is a great harvest ahead of us.”

Search team members are:

Jeff Robinson, Chair
Lead Pastor, Grace Fellowship: A Church for All Nations, West Palm Beach

James Ross, Vice Chair
Lead Pastor, Church on Bayshore, Niceville

Nicki Glenn
Layperson, pastor’s wife, Stetson Baptist Church, DeLand

Lisa Letson
Layperson, pastor’s wife, First Baptist Church, Arcadia

John Marsh
Lead Pastor, Bella Vista Baptist Church, Edgewater

Alberto Ocana
Senior Pastor, Iglesia Bautista Northside, Hialeah

Adrian Taylor
Lead Pastor, Springhill Missionary Baptist Church, Gainesville

Scott Wilson
Lead Pastor, First Baptist Church, Melbourne

Mike Orr, president of the Florida Baptist State Convention and senior pastor of First Baptist Church Chipley, will serve as an ex officio search team member.

Micah Ferguson, Florida Baptists’ director of strategic initiatives, will serve as Florida Baptist Convention staff liaison to the search team.

As search team chairman Robinson looks to the task ahead, he said, “We appreciate your prayers for wisdom for the search team. We will release more information as it becomes available in the near future.”

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