Nominations planned at SBTC meetings


Several nominations have been announced ahead of the SBTC Bible Conference and Annual Meeting, scheduled Nov. 14-16 in Corpus Christi.

Bob Pearle, pastor of Birchman Baptist Church in Fort Worth, announced his intention to nominate pastor Luis Canchola of Cornerstone Church in McAllen as SBTC vice president.

“Seven years ago the SBTC partnered with Luis to plant Cornerstone in the growing city of McAllen. A group of 12 people met in his living room seeking God’s direction in the church plant. When the first service was launched 60 people were present. Today God has blessed and the church runs 400. Luis exemplifies the spirit of the SBTC in our desire to win Texas for Christ and plant strong, mission-minded churches. His wife, Michelle, and their four children work together to make Jesus known in that unreached section of South Texas.”

Other announced nominations include:

?Todd Keller, pastor of First Baptist Church, Merkel, nominating Mrs. Pat Anderson of Keeler Baptist Church in Borger as SBTC recording secretary for a second term.

Keller said: “Pat is the wife of retired pastor Dr. Paul Anderson. Along with being a loving and supportive pastor’s wife, Pat also taught school for 25 years. She served as a church secretary for eight years, and has been active in the church as director of everything from preschool to VBS to Sunday School. Her experience beyond the church has had her leading numerous VBS clinics and serving on the SBTC Church Ministries Committee?. Her care for God’s people and tireless efforts in supporting the work of the church have led her to devote her time and talents in Kingdom work. I know she will apply these same gifts and efforts to the position of recording secretary.”

?Nathan Lino, pastor of Northeast Houston Baptist Church in Humble, nominating Terry M. Turner, pastor of Mesquite Friendship Baptist Church in Mesquite, for SBTC Bible Conference president.

Lino commented: “Pastor Turner demonstrates the values of our SBTC pastors?his love for Christ is clearly on display in his life, he loves his sweet wife of 27 years, Nancy, and his heart for disciple-making through the local church is obvious by his current 19-year tenure at the church he planted in 1991 that has grown from five families to over 2,000 members.”

?Barry Creamer, professor of philosophy at Criswell College, nominating Alex Gonzales, pastor of Hickory Tree Baptist Church in Balch Springs for first vice president of the Bible Conference.

“I have known Alex Gonzalez for a couple of years now, and have always been impressed with him,” Creamer said. “His personal commitment to Christ is obvious in his humility and in the way he approaches ministry. He not only has the maturity to relate to pastors with a lot of experience but also the youth and vision to relate to the next generation of leaders in the SBTC. I’m looking forward to nominating him for first vice president of the Bible Conference.”

?In turn, Gonzales will nominate Scott Gray, pastor of Sycamore Baptist Church in Decatur, as second vice president of the Bible Conference.

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