Published November 10, 2005
Larry Wynn, vice president for evangelism of the Georgia Baptist Convention since Oct. 24, has resigned to return to his former pastorate at Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula.
Wynn told GBC Executive Director J. Robert White that he felt God’s leadership to stay as senior pastor at the Gwinnett County church.
Hebron is one of the state convention’s largest churches, averaging 5,000 attendees each Sunday. Wynn had been serving as interim pastor of the church since his Sept. 11 resignation.
“Yesterday morning at church you could tell he was really torn up about something and he announced that he would have an announcement at church last night,” said Erin Wilbanks, a member of Hebron and wife of Dustin Wilbanks, who serves on the church’s staff in the student ministry.
“Of course, the church was packed last night since he made that announcement. He basically has rededicated himself as our pastor.”
“I assured him that we rejoice with him and the members of Hebron Baptist Church,” said White. “I am disappointed that we will not work shoulder to shoulder with him and that Georgia Baptists will not enjoy his experience in evangelism, but the most important place that any one of us can be is in the center of God’s will.”
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