Bible Conference and Convention Officer Nominees Announced

HOUSTON—As the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) Annual Meeting approaches in November, several pastors have announced plans to nominate individuals to serve as officers of the Bible Conference and the convention for 2016. Nominations will be made during the meetings at Champion Forest Baptist Church in Houston, Nov. 8-10, 2015.

Steve Washburn, pastor of First Baptist Church in Pflugerville, plans to nominate Danny Forshee for president of the 2016 Bible Conference. Forshee has served as pastor of Great Hills Baptist Church in Austin since 2010. He is president of the Danny Forshee Evangelistic Association, has pastored churches in Texas, Virginia, and Arkansas; and served as a professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He earned his M.Div. and Ph.D. from Southwestern Seminary.

In March, Chris Osborne, pastor of Central Baptist Church in College Station, announced that he will nominate Nathan Lino, pastor of Northeast Houston Baptist Church (NEHBC) in Humble, for president of the SBTC. Born in South Africa, Lino’s family immigrated to the Houston area when he was 11. He planted NEHBC in 2002 and has served previously as first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 2012-13 as well as vice president of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention from 2006-08.

Terry Turner, pastor of Mesquite Friendship Baptist Church, plans to nominate Dante Wright, pastor of Sweet Home Baptist Church in Round Rock, for vice president of the SBTC. Wright has served the past two years as recording secretary of the SBTC. In 2014, he also assumed the role of vice president. Wright spent 10 years as a football coach before surrendering to ministry and coming to pastor Sweet Home Baptist Church.

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