Lawrenceville pastor Cox named to lead NOBTS presidential search effort

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By Gary D. Myers

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s 11-member presidential search committee held its first meeting Nov. 1, unanimously selecting Georgia pastor Frank Cox as chairman.

The committee spent the day on the NOBTS campus in focused prayer and began developing a profile of the type candidate they are seeking to lead the seminary.

Frank Cox

According to Cox, senior pastor of North Metro Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, the team met in a spirit of unity and prayer and excitement about the future of the seminary. Cox said that the committee has established a process for Southern Baptists to recommend candidates for the position or for interested individuals to apply.

Names and resumes should be emailed to Cox at, or send via postal mail at Frank Cox, c/o North Metro Baptist Church, 1026 Old Peachtree Road NE, Lawrenceville, GA 30043.

“Our seminary has been here for 100 years and we as excited about the future as we are about the past,” Cox said. “We cherish the prayers of Southern Baptists because we believe we are at a strategic point in the life of our seminary.”

As required the bylaws, the presidential search committee is composed of nine trustees, a faculty member, and a student as voting members along with two trustee alternates. The nine trustees serving on the committee are Bryant Barnes (Miss.), Jack Bell (La.), Frank Cox (Ga.), John Foster (La.), David Leavell (Tenn.), Jackie Myers (La.), Gary Shows (Miss.), David Um (Mass.), and Dan Wilson (Calif.).  Bo Rice is the faculty representative and Michael Wang is the student representative. The two alternates are Waylon Bailey (La.) and Tony Lambert (Colo.).

Gary Myers serves as director of Public Relations for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. 

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