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Tellers named for 2019 SBC in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM (BP) — Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear has named tellers for the SBC 2019 annual meeting June 11-12 in Birmingham.

“The Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting takes the efforts and selfless contributions of hundreds of volunteers,” Greear said. “Each committee member plays a specific role in the success of the convention. The tellers committee is no different. Their efforts to ensure our elections and votes are accurate and trustworthy are worthy of our honor. I want to thank them for their service and the integrity they will bring to the task at hand.”

Stephanie Orr, member of First Baptist Church in Chipley, Fla., and board member of the Florida Baptist Children’s Home will serve as chairperson. Ray Carr, pastor of Baptist Center Church in Clayton, N.C., has been appointed vice chair.

“I am excited to work with committee members from all walks of life with one common goal: spreading the gospel to all nations,” Orr said. “I cannot wait to serve with this committee behind the scenes of the Southern Baptist Convention as one body of believers.”

Fifty percent of the tellers are women, and 45 percent are non-anglo.

Also appointed as tellers are:

April Beck, layperson, Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, Knoxville, Tenn.

Monique Broadus, layperson, New Faith, Little Rock, Ark.

Natalie Burden, layperson, First Baptist Church, Ozark, Mo.

Marty Childers, missional strategist, Yates Baptist Association, Durham, N.C.

Paul Fries; director of missions, Salem Baptist Association, Liberty, Tenn.

Shaq Hardy, student pastor, Brainerd Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Krissie Inserra, layperson, City Church, Tallahassee, Fla.

Suresh Jonnalagadda; pastor, Indian Upstate Fellowship, Greenville, S.C.

Brian Jump, senior pastor, First Baptist Church, Clever, Mo.

Dellena Lakes, layperson, Pilot Knob Baptist Church, Berea, Ky.

Greg Lakes, pastor, Pilot Knob Baptist Church, Berea, Ky.

Dale Lingenfelter, business director and CFO/CIO, Louisiana Baptist Convention, Alexandria, La.

William Maxwell, administrative director, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, Franklin, Tenn.

Beverly Newborn, layperson, Fellowship Community Church, Forrest City, Ark.

Lilly Park, layperson, Third Avenue Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky.

Agnes Santiago, layperson, Covenant Christian Church, Jacksonville, Fla.

Myra Sermon, layperson, Grace International Christian Church, Springfield, Va.

Kathy Sharp, layperson, Grace Church, Hendersonville, Tenn.

Fred Smith, elder, Forest Baptist Church, Forest, Va.

Xavier Torrado, pastor, Iglesia Gracia Redentora, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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