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NAMB trustee chairman calls Sept. 14 meeting for presidential vote

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NAMB trustee chairman calls Sept. 14 meeting for presidential vote

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – The chairman of the North American Mission Board’s board of trustees has called a special meeting of NAMB’s entire board on Tuesday, Sept. 14 to vote on a candidate to serve as the agency’s next president.

“I am very excited to announce that after prayers and consideration, our presidential search team has a unanimous recommendation for the next president of the North American Mission Board,” said Tim Dowdy, chairman of the NAMB board of trustees and pastor of Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church, McDonough, Ga. “The search team has requested a special trustee meeting for the purpose of their presentation. So I am calling for that special trustee meeting on Sept. 14.”

Dowdy shared word of the meeting with trustees in an e-mail sent Monday, Aug. 30. The e-mail was shared with NAMB staff on Tuesday, Aug. 31 by Richard Harris, who has been serving as NAMB’s interim president since August 2009.

Ted Traylor, chairman of the presidential search team, said, “I am delighted to report to you that our search team has found God’s man to be nominated as the next president of NAMB. Our team has prayerfully considered several impressive candidates.

“On Monday, Aug. 30, I received a unanimous vote of the search team for our candidate,” Traylor said. “We are convinced the Spirit of the Lord has given us His perfect plan in this endeavor.” Traylor, pastor of Olive Baptist Church, Pensacola, Fla., said he would release details on the candidate to NAMB’s entire trustee board in a few days.

NAMB’s presidential search committee was appointed in October 2009. In addition to Traylor, members of the team are Doug Dieterly, executive pastor, Plymouth Baptist Church, Plymouth, Ind.; Larry Gipson, pastor of First Baptist Oneonta, Ala.; Chuck Herring, pastor of Collierville First Baptist Church in Collierville, Tenn.; Lisa Knutsen, a member of Green Valley Baptist Church in Henderson, Nev.; Ryan Palmer, pastor, Seventh Metro Church, Baltimore, Md.; and Tim Patterson, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fla. As chairman of NAMB’s trustee board, Dowdy serves as an ex officio member of the search committee.

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Mickey Noah is a writer for the North American Mission Board.

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