Bobby Boswell to retire on Mar. 31 after 35 years with Mission Board

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Assistant Executive Director Bobby Boswell, left, presides at a presentation of a photo of the Missions Center last fall to retiring Executive Director J. Robert White, right. University of North Georgia Campus Minister Ken Jones, center, participates in the event which was part of a staff appreciation banquet for White. Boswell announced his retirement this morning. BRYAN NOWAK/Special

Editor’s note: See full story on Boswell’s retirement here.

DULUTH– Bobby Boswell, assistant executive director of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, will retire on March 31. The administrator said he decided on his retirement plans last year but waited “until the appropriate time” to make the announcement.

Boswell announced his plans this morning in an email to staff. He will retire after 35 years with the largest state convention east of the Mississippi River.

He is the second top administrator to recently announce his retirement. Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director J. Robert White retired on Dec. 31 after 26 years in the top-level position. J. Gerald Harris, highly visible editor of The Christian Index but not a member of the Executive Office, also retired on Dec. 31 after 15 years of service.

In an email response to the resignation this morning, Harris said Boswell’s “calm and Christlike demeanor and servant spirit have served the GBMB staff and Georgia Baptists well for 35 years. You have been an integral part of Baptist life in Georgia and your leadership has been well noted.”

Thomas Hammond began his ministry at the Mission Board on Jan. 1, succeeding White in the top administrative position. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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