ST. LOUIS (BP) — Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention have elected the 68-member Committee on Nominations for 2016-2017 to represent the 34 states or territories qualified for representation on the committee according to SBC Bylaw 30.
The committee, with at least one layperson from each qualified state or territory, was elected during the June 14-15 SBC annual meeting in St. Louis.
An asterisk denotes the committee member is a layperson. All others are church vocation workers.
ALABAMA — Jay Robertson, Crawford Baptist, Mobile; *Bart Blakely, First Baptist, Trussville.
ALASKA — Harold Conrad, Montana Creek Baptist, Talkeetna; *Ruby Stogsdill, First Baptist, Soldotna.
ARIZONA — Jackie Allen, Palm Vista Baptist, Surprise; *Simone Lake, Church on Randall Place, Pine.
ARKANSAS — Caleigh Romine, Central Baptist, Jonesboro; *Wes Burgess, University Baptist, Fayetteville.
CALIFORNIA — Mark Rogers, Fellowship in the Pass, Beaumont; *Walter Strickland Sr., Valley Baptist, Bakersfield.
COLORADO — Ben Ramsey, Community of Grace, Centennial; * Wesley Hartman, Rosemont Baptist, Montrose.
FLORIDA — Beverly Bonner, Family Church, West Palm Beach; *Gary Yeldell, Trinity Baptist, Keystone Heights.
GEORGIA — Chris Hilliard, First Baptist, Quitman; *Pam Kelly, First Baptist, Social Circle.
HAWAII — Richard Lazor, Olanui!, Honolulu; *Donald Green, First Southern Baptist of Pearl Harbor, Honolulu.
ILLINOIS — Patrick Pajak, Tabernacle Baptist, Decatur; *Elmo Randle, Hillcrest Baptist, Country Club Hills.
INDIANA — Scott McDowell, City View Church, Avon; *Dorothy Sager, Wea Ridge Baptist, Lafayette.
KANSAS/NEBRASKA — Chad Pearce, Journey The Way, Wichita, Kan.; *Bernadbe Aguilar, Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana, Liberal, Kan.
KENTUCKY — Adam Greenway, vice chair, First Baptist, Mount Washington; *Benita Decker, Farmdale Baptist, Frankfort.
LOUISIANA — Steven Beckham, Church of Life Fellowship, Baton Rouge; *Ivin Hood, Temple Baptist, Ruston.
MARYLAND/DELAWARE/D.C. — Zach Schlegel, First Baptist, Upper Marlboro, Md.; *Annie Hsiao, Capitol Hill Baptist, Washington, D.C.
MICHIGAN — Stanley Parker, Faith Fellowship Baptist, Lansing; *Odelle Cadwell, Temple of Faith Baptist, Detroit.
MISSISSIPPI — Brent Barker, Emmanuel Baptist, Grenada; *Danny Stringer, Indian Springs Baptist, Laurel.
MISSOURI — Wade Rogers, First Baptist, Aurora; *Richard Miller, Second Baptist, Springfield.
NEVADA — Brad Borowski, D3 Church, Winnemucca; *Richard Ziser, Spring Valley Baptist; Las Vegas.
NEW ENGLAND — Lierte Soares Jr., Precision Valley Baptist, North Springfield, Vt.; *Paul Choi, Antioch Baptist; Cambridge, Mass.
NEW MEXICO — Saith Budagher, First Baptist, Rio Rancho; *Mark Bryant, First Baptist, Ruidoso.
NEW YORK — Christy Dyer, New City Church, Long Island; *Susan Field, Graffiti Church, New York City.
NORTH CAROLINA — Jeff Salisbury, Bayleaf Baptist, Raleigh; *Michelle Setterlind, Biltmore Baptist, Arden.
NORTHWEST — Joseph Martin, First Baptist, Toledo, Wash.; *Kim Bishop, First Baptist, Longview, Wash.
OHIO — Jim Richardson, First Baptist Kettering, Dayton; *Derwin Hammond, Walnut Heights Baptist, Columbus.
OKLAHOMA — Todd Parr, First Baptist, Broken Arrow; *Ronda Mikles, First Baptist, Elk City.
PENNSYLVANIA/SOUTH JERSEY — Clarence Hester, Erie Avenue Baptist, Philadelphia; *Marquissa Williams, Calvary Christian, Philadelphia.
SOUTH CAROLINA — Stephen Cannon, Locust Hill Baptist, Travelers Rest; *Lisa Willard, Calvary Baptist, Darington.
TENNESSEE — Jeff Lovingood, First Baptist, Cleveland; *David Perdue, Bellevue Baptist, Cordova.
TEXAS — James (Jim) Richards, chair, First Baptist, Keller; *Judy Baker, First Baptist, Houston.
UTAH/IDAHO — Russ Robinson, First Baptist, Provo, Utah; *William Harrison, First Baptist, West Valley City, Utah.
VIRGINIA — Doug Echols, Bethel Baptist, Yorktown; *Michael Harner, First Baptist, Roanoke.
WEST VIRGINIA — Timothy Marr, North Charleston Baptist, Charleston; *Travis Edwards, New Heights Church, Milton.
WYOMING — Don Rushing, First Southern Baptist, Powell; *Roger Lawley, First Southern Baptist, Worland.