COLUMBIA, S.C. (BP)—Ian Geimer, pastor of Kingstree First Baptist Church and the chairman of the South Carolina Baptist Convention executive director-treasurer search team, announced Monday (Feb. 20) that Tony Wolfe, associate executive director of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, has been selected as the candidate to become the next executive director-treasurer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention.
A special meeting of the convention to consider the recommendation of Wolfe has been called for Monday, March 20, at 1:30 p.m. at Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C. If elected, Wolfe will succeed Gary Hollingsworth who is scheduled to retire at the end of April.
Wolfe currently serves as the Associate Executive Director of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. In his 23 years of ministry experience, he has served Southern Baptist churches in Texas and Louisiana as a denominational leader, interim pastor, pastor, worship leader, Christian educator and pastoral counselor.
Wolfe and Geimer will tour the state for meet-and-greet opportunities with South Carolina Baptists prior to the called meeting. Meeting times are as follows:
March 15, 2023, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Florence at 9 a.m.
March 15, 2023, at Summerville Baptist Church in Summerville at 3 p.m.
March 16, 2023, at Taylors First Baptist Church in Taylors at 9 a.m.
March 16, 2023, at Lexington Baptist Church in Lexington at 3 p.m.
March 17, 2023, at First Baptist Church of Rock Hill at 9:30 a.m.