Kingwood All three officers within the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention will be renominated at this year’s annual meeting Nov. 12-13 at Second Baptist Church, North in Kingwood.
President Juan Sanchez, pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, will be renominated by Ben Wright, pastor of Cedar Pointe Baptist Church in Cedar Park.
“Our convention has a straightforward gospel-spreading, church-planting mission,” Wright said. “Both external pressures and internal disagreements threaten to distract us from that mission. Juan Sanchez is ardently committed both to our biblical convictions and to our gospel mission. I know of no pastor who’s more capable of leading us in unity to advance that mission.”
Vice President Joshua Crutchfield, pastor of First Baptist Church in Madisonville, will be renominated by David Fleming, pastor of Champion Forest Baptist Church in Houston.
“I have known Joshua Crutchfield for more than 10 years and served with him as a fellow pastor, a member of the Southern Baptists of Texas Board of Trustees, and as a personal friend,” Fleming said. “He is a man of great character and integrity, vision and passion, and wisdom beyond his years. I would recommend Joshua to the SBTC regardless of his age, but I am especially encouraged by what I see and know of him, as one example of the many fine young pastors we have in Texas. I not only trust his leadership, but I am excited about our future as Southern Baptists of Texas with young pastors like Joshua Crutchfield leading the way.”
Secretary Joyce McKinley of Rowlett Friendship Baptist Church will be renominated by Johnnie Bradley, pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas.
“Joyce exemplifies integrity and sincerity to the highest degree,” Bradley said. “With a woman with that type of integrity and sincerity, I believe that she will make a great secretary and role model. She’s consistent, she’s faithful, she’s dutiful, and most of all, she’s immersed in humility. That’s what we need.”
No other nominations have been announced for president, vice president or secretary.