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Tim Vineyard named director of LifeWay E-Business Group

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Tim Vineyard, vice president of a firm specializing in computer, networking and Internet services, has been named to direct the new E-Business Group at LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Vineyard, 43, will assume his new responsibility April 1.

A native of Tennessee, he has been vice president of MCS, Inc., of Knoxville, Tenn., since 1981. Earlier, he was president of VCS, Inc., an electronic equipment manufacturing firm. He also held various management positions with Ultra Electronics, Inc.

As director of the E-Business Group, he will be responsible for developing LifeWay’s Internet presence “and for initiating alliances with other like-minded organizations for future growth,” said Ted Warren, LifeWay’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. “Tim will work with our business units to maximize the use of e-business. We also will expect this group to enable LifeWay to become a major Christian presence on the Web.”

A member of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church in Knoxville, Vineyard serves as treasurer, deacon, Sunday school teacher and is involved in the FAITH Sunday school evangelism initiative.

While attending the national FAITH training clinic in January at First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, Fla., Vineyard said he was considering the offer of what he termed a “dream job” with a major corporation. However, during the Wednesday night service, “I gave my life to God for ministry in whatever way he wanted.”

LifeWay contacted him about one month later.

Vineyard holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee. He and his wife, Donna, are the parents of two children — Justin, 18, and Jennifer, 15.

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