Georgia Baptists named to SBC Credentials Committee

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NASHVILLE — Three Georgia Baptists have been nominated by Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear to serve on the Credentials Committee at the upcoming SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Alabama.

If appointed, those Georgia Baptists helping make up the 26-member committee would be:

  • Troy Bush, senior pastor, Rehoboth Baptist Church, Tucker;
  • Char-La Fowler, layperson, Bull Street Baptist Church, Savannah; and
  • Michael O’Neal, evangelism and missions pastor, First Baptist Church, Cumming.
Left to right: Troy Bush, Char-La Fowler, and Michael O’Neal

“This year’s SBC Annual Meeting is all about prioritizing the Gospel above all,” Greear said. “In order to do that, hundreds of volunteers will put in countless hours of work. This year’s Credentials Committee is a part of the incredible effort that makes our annual meeting possible. I know this group, which represents our best from across the spectrum of the SBC, will work tirelessly to give us a smooth and unifying meeting in Birmingham.”

Appointed as chairperson is Betsy Gomez, a layperson at First Baptist Church in Irving, Texas. Muche Ukegbu, lead pastor of The Brook Church in Miami, will serve as vice chair. See related story.

Other committee members are:

  • Michelle Adkins, layperson, First Baptist Church, Westwego, La.
  • Jess Archer, children/youth mission education strategist, Louisiana Baptist Convention, Alexandria, La.
  • Julian Carter, For the City director, The Bridge Church, Wilmington, N.C.
  • Larry Craig, senior pastor, First Baptist Church Crim’s Chapel, Henderson, Texas
  • Jamilie Crespo, layperson, Iglesia Bautista Central, Oklahoma City.
  • Julio Crespo, senior pastor, Iglesia Bautista Central, Oklahoma City.
  • Brenda Croston, layperson, Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
  • José Daniel Fasolino, pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church East, Toronto, Canada
  • Mary DeMuth, layperson, Lake Pointe Church, Rockwall, Texas
  • Mandy Hayes, layperson, Biltmore Church, Arden, N.C.
  • Matt Henslee, senior pastor, Mayhill Baptist Church, Mayhill, N.M.
  • Jacki King, layperson, Second Baptist Church, Conway, Ark.
  • Mahlon LeCroix, pastor, Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
  • Chris Orr, senior pastor, Grand Island Baptist Church, Grand Island, Fla.
  • Venson Pugh, pastor, Reach for the Son Christian Fellowship, Poway, Calif.
  • Angelia Routzahn, layperson, Union Baptist Church, Meridian, Miss.
  • Jonathan Santiago, Puerto Rico ministry director, North American Mission Board, Iglesia Bautista Transformacion, Humacao, Puerto Rico
  • Ann Stafford, layperson, Southside Baptist Church, Dothan, Ala.
  • Stacy Stafford, pastor, Southside Baptist Church, Dothan, Ala.
  • Kevin Ward, director of missions, Limestone Baptist Association, Athens, Ala.
  • Kristi Warden, layperson, Northbrook Baptist Church, Cullman, Ala.

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