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J.C. Mitchell to be nominee for SBC 2nd vice president

WINTER PARK, Fla. (BP)–J.C. Mitchell, a former president of the Florida Baptist Convention, will be a nominee for second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, which will meet June 17-19 in Dallas.
Mitchell is the retired pastor of First Baptist Church, Winter Park, Fla., where he served 20 years. He currently is president of Senior Partners for Planting New Churches, an organization enlisting volunteers, especially senior citizens, in planting new churches.
Mitchell also founded the Florida-based Pembroke Foundation, a church-planting ministry, from which he has retired as executive director.
Mitchell, also a former pastor in Virginia, Alabama and Texas, was given the Home Mission Board’s President’s Award for new church planting in 1994 in recognition of leading churches he pastored to plant 19 new congregations and of the Pembroke Foundation’s financial assistance to 70 new churches in Florida and the Ukraine.
Mitchell is a former member of the SBC Executive Committee. His wife, Mollie, was killed in an auto accident during the 1993 SBC annual meeting in Houston.
According to a news release, Mitchell will be nominated by Steve Cloud of Columbia, S.C.