O’FALLON, IL — Doug Munton, senior pastor of First Baptist Church here, announced April 26 he will be a nominee for first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention at the annual meeting June 14-15 in St. Louis.
During Munton’s more-than-20-years at the congregation in the St. Louis suburbs, the church has grown from 550 to over 1,600 in attendance while baptizing approximately 2,000 people. Last year First Baptist baptized 69 people with 173 baptisms the year before. During the 2014-15 reporting year, the church gave a little over 8% of budget receipts to the Cooperative Program and nearly $500,000 to Great Commission giving.
Munton, 56, is a graduate of Wheaton College and earned a M.Div. and Ph.D. from Southwestern Seminary. Before coming to O’Fallon, he was pastor at First Baptist Church of Corinth, TX and youth minister at Calvary Baptist in Pilot Point, TX. He has served as the president of the Illinois Baptist State Association for two years and is currently serving on the Committee on Committees for the Southern Baptist Convention.
30 Days to Acts: A Devotional Commentary, is Munton’s latest of four books. He has been a praching and evangelism adjunct professor for Southwestern Seminary, Midwestern Seminary, Liberty Seminary, and Criswell College. His wife, Vicki, is president of hte Minsiters; Wives Conference this year at the SBC annual meeting. The couple has four adult children and are expecting their seventh grandchild.