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Southerland to chair Committee on Committees


ORLANDO, Fla. (BP) — Johnny Hunt, pastor of First Baptist Church of Woodstock, announced appointments to the SBC Committee on Committees in accordance with SBC Bylaw 19 which requires that their names be released to Baptist Press no later than 45 days prior to the annual meeting.

The Committee on Committees will assemble just prior to the SBC annual meeting to nominate members of the Committee on Nominations who, in turn, nominate trustees to serve on boards of the various entities of the SBC. SBC Bylaw 19 also provides that the Committee on Committees “shall nominate all special committees authorized during the sessions of the Convention not otherwise provided for.”

The Committee on Committees has 70 members, two from each of the 35 state or regional conventions qualified for representation on boards of SBC entities.

Joel Southerland, pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Dalton, has been designated to serve as committee chairman. Also serving on the committee will be Thad Smith, pastor of Morningside Baptist Church in Columbus.