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Bacon to represent Georgia on mental health committee

 

Will Bacon

Will Bacon, president of the Georgia Baptist Healthcare Ministry Foundation, has been tapped to serve on a national Mental Health Advisory Council appointed by SBC Executive Committee President Frank Page.

Bacon, a member of Dogwood Church in the Atlanta suburb of Tyrone, will be the sole representative from the state of Georgia. He will join 22 other nominees on the team.

The panel will advise Page on possible ways of better communicating with Southern Baptists about mental health ministry needs in their churches and communities and the availability of ministry resources to address those needs.

The appointment was made in response to a motion by Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, at last year’s annual meeting in Houston.

Messengers also approved a resolution on “Mental Health Concerns and the Heart of God,” affirming the “immeasurable value to God” of those with mental health concerns, committing to “affirm, support, and share God’s love and redemption with those with mental health concerns” and opposing “all stigmatization and prejudice against those who are suffering from mental health concerns.”