GRAPEVINE—Jared Wellman, pastor of Tate Springs Baptist Church in Arlington, announced Sept. 20 that he plans to nominate Joshua Crutchfield, pastor of First Baptist Church in Madisonville, for vice president of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention at the annual meeting in November.
“I had the privilege of meeting Josh during our time together at Criswell College, where the Lord gave me a friend and a contemporary in the ministry,” Wellman told the TEXAN. “Since then I’ve not only seen how God uses Josh, but I’ve heard how God uses Josh—his remarkable pastoral ability is an open secret, which is evidenced by the churches in which he’s served. He leaves churches better than he found them, and the emphasis of the Great Commission is obvious, even from an outside perspective. I believe the SBTC will be well served were Josh to serve as its VP. He is one of our great young leaders who will serve and love the convention well.”
Crutchfield began serving as pastor of FBC Madisonville in 2016, having previously served at First Baptist Church of Trenton and Parkview Baptist Church in San Saba. In 2016, FBC Madisonville gave $128,052.97 through the SBTC to Southern Baptist causes, including $81,001.16 through the Cooperative Program.
He received a Bachelor of Arts in biblical studies with a minor in preaching as well as a Master of Divinity from Criswell College, and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Dallas Theological Seminary. Additionally, he served on the SBTC executive board from 2012 to 2016 and received the Paul Pressler Award for Distinguished Denominational Service from the convention in 2015.
In August, it was announced that Juan Sanchez, pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, would be nominated for SBTC president at the annual meeting.