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Georgia Baptists named to SBC Committee on Committees


ST. LOUIS — Truett-McConnell College President Emir Caner and Liliana Lewis, a member of First Baptist Woodstock, were recently appointed by Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd to serve on the Committee on Committees at the upcoming annual meeting.

Caner is a member of Helen First Baptist Church. Lewis' husband, Michael, serves as NAMB executive director for Pastoral Care and Developement as well as interim pastor at Roswell Street Baptist Church in Marietta.

The Committee on Committees has 68 members, two from each of the 34 states and regions qualified for representation on boards of SBC entities.

Liliana Lewis Liliana Lewis

The Committee on Committees will assemble in St. Louis just prior to the SBC's June 14-15 sessions to nominate members of the Committee on Nominations who, in turn, nominate trustees for the boards of SBC entities.

Emir Caner Emir Caner

Floyd named Willy Rice, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater, FL, to serve as chairman of this year's Committee on Committees. Ed Litton, senior pastor of Redemption Church in Saraland, AL, will serve as vice chairman.

Floyd announced the appointments March 14 in accordance with SBC Bylaw 19, which calls for providing notice to Southern Baptists of the appointees no later than 45 days in advance of each year's annual meeting.

Other committee members include:

ALABAMA – Jeff Gardner, First Baptist Church, Trussville; Ed Litton, Redemption Church, Saraland

ALASKA – Shirley Bearce, Pioneer Baptist Church, Wasilla; second member TBD

ARIZONA – Tim Pruit, Pinal County Cowboy Church, Gila Valley; Monty Patton, Mountain Ridge Baptist Church, Glendale

ARKANSAS – Jamar Andrews, Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro; Manley Beasley, Hot Springs Baptist Church, Hot Springs

CALIFORNIA – Andrew Spradlin, Valley Baptist Church, Bakersfield; Gilberto Peralta, Iglesia San Francisco Downtown, San Francisco

COLORADO – Ray Shirley, Grand Junction Baptist Church, Grand Junction; Sherry Lambert, Riverside Baptist Church, Denver

FLORIDA – Willy Rice, Calvary Baptist Church, Clearwater; Janet Wicker, First Baptist Church, Naples

HAWAII – Charles Beaucond, First Baptist Church Pearl Harbor, Honolulu; Stacy Hirano, Waialae Baptist Church, Honolulu

ILLINOIS – Doug Munton, First Baptist Church, O’Fallon; Michael Allen, Uptown Baptist Church, Chicago

INDIANA – Barry Rager, New Circle Church, Indianapolis; Laura Smith South Side Baptist Church of South Bend, Mishawaka

KANSAS-NEBRASKA – Casey Casamento, Wichita City Life, Wichita; Elias Bracamonte, Topeka Emmanuel Baptist Church, Topeka

KENTUCKY – Curtis Woods, Watson Memorial Baptist Church, Louisville; John Flores, Highview Baptist Church, Louisville

LOUISIANA – Leroy Fountain, Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, New Orleans; Michael Wood, First Baptist Church, West Monroe

MARYLAND-DELAWARE-WASHINGTON D.C. – Katie Barnes, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.; Jose Rojo Medina, Iglesia Bautista de Waldorf, Waldorf, Md.

MICHIGAN – Darryl Gaddy, Victory Fellowship Community Church, Detroit; Mary Allen, Warren Woods Baptist Church, Warren

MISSISSIPPI – Gina Headrick, Salem Heights Baptist Church, Laurel; Greg Belser, Morrison Heights Baptist Church, Clinton

MISSOURI – Josh Hall, Selmore Baptist Church, Ozark; Kim Hardy, First Baptist Church, Kimberling City

NEVADA – Sharon Angle, Fellowship Baptist Church, Reno; Sam Crouch, Calvary Baptist Church, Elko

NEW ENGLAND – Daniel Cho, Antioch Baptist Church, Cambridge, Mass.; Sherrill Coberley, Lake Sunapee Baptist Church, Newport, N.H.

NEW MEXICO – Danny Kirkpatrick, Taylor Memorial Baptist Church, Hobbs; Kyle Bueermann, First Baptist Church, Alamogordo

NEW YORK – Patrick Thompson, New City Church, Long Island City; Freeman Field, Apostles Church of the City, New York City

NORTH CAROLINA – Greg Poss, Calvary Baptist Church, Winston-Salem; Lori Frank, Biltmore Baptist Church, Arden

NORTHWEST – Tom Gillihan, First Baptist Church, Longview, Wash.; Warren Mainard, Essential Church, Bellevue, Wash.

OHIO – Reginald Hayes, United Faith International, Columbus; Jeremy Westbrook, Living Hope Church, Marysville

OKLAHOMA – Will Wilson Jr., New Hope Baptist Church, Tecumseh; Lana Melton, Southern Hills Baptist Church, Oklahoma City

PENNSYLVANIA-SOUTH JERSEY – Jerry Lepasana, Bible Church International, Randolph, N.J.; Larry Anderson, Great Commission Church, Philadelphia, Pa.

SOUTH CAROLINA – Don Wilton, First Baptist Church, Spartanburg; Marshall Blalock, First Baptist Church, Charleston

TENNESSEE – Drew Tucker, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova; Donna Avant, First Baptist Church Concord, Knoxville

TEXAS – Jeff Young, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano; Gloria Irving, First Baptist Church, Euless

UTAH-IDAHO – Kent Burchyett, Calvary Baptist Church, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Rob Rowbottom, First Baptist Church, West City Valley, Utah

VIRGINIA – Eric Thomas, First Baptist Church, Norfolk; Mary Smith, First Baptist Church, Roanoke

WEST VIRGINIA – Ryan Navy, New Heights Church, Milton; Brandon Carter, Cross Lanes Baptist Church, Cross Lanes

WYOMING – Dale Thompson, First Southern Baptist Church, Worland; Fred Creason, Boyd Avenue Baptist Church, Casper


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