Nominations for GBC Officers, 2011-2012

Vice Presidential Nominees (in alphabetical order)

Pastor John Darsey
Pastor John Darsey is no stranger to me or my congregation.  I've known John since we attended undergraduate school together at Valdosta State.  Emmanuel Baptist got to know him while he was pastor at First Baptist in Hazlehurst.  Since that time, John has accepted the call to serve as pastor of Centennial Baptist in Rutledge.  He preaches with the zeal of a prophet and the wisdom of a pastor.  His service will be a gift to Georgia Baptists.

It will be my personal privilege to serve as the nominator for my dear friend, Pastor John Darsey.

Pastor Ray Newman
 Pastor Ray Newman needs little introduction to GA Baptists.  Ray has given a lifetime of service to our convention.  He served as specialist in the brotherhood ministry before going to the office of convention planning.  Ray Newman has ably planned the logistical details of our annual meeting for several years.  If you've attended, you've benefited from his skill and his love for GA Baptists.  Brother Ray presently serves as pastor of Macedonia Community Baptist Church in Braselton.  Evangelist Tommy Fountain is the announced nominator.

Pastor and Mrs. Tony Samples
Pastor Tony Samples serves at Pickett's Mill Baptist in Dallas.  Tony is a well-respected leader among GBC pastors.  He has served on a variety of committees in denominational life.  Tony will bring a love for the past and a passion for the future into his position as vice president.  I was glad to learn that Bryan Alexander would be nominating my friend, Tony.

Pastor Terry Trivette
Pastor Terry Trivette rounds out the list of vice-presidential nominees.  Terry is a 33-year old preaching machine.  A published author, he truly is one of the finest young preachers in the state (and beyond).  The son of pastor Ken Trivette, Terry possesses Godly wisdom that far exceeds his years.  He serves the congregation of White Oak Baptist in Trenton.  I am so grateful that our convention leaders desire young pastors like Terry to be involved.  And I am blessed he has agreed to be nominated by Pastor Jeff Daniels.

Our convention elects 4 vice presidents who serve in order (by voting) as 1st VP, 2nd VP, 3rd VP, and 4th VP.  These men represent a great mix of seasoned experience and youthful vigor.  I hope you will support these men with your prayers and presence at the 2011 annual meeting.