Dr. Hattaway to be Nominated

Dr. Don Hattaway
It has been a delight to confirm the willingness of my friend and former pastor, Dr. Don Hattaway, to be nominated for the presidency of the Georgia Baptist Convention in 2013.  Don is the senior pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Cartersville where he has served for more than 11 years.  Prior to serving at TBC, Don spent nearly ten years pastoring Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear and I was honored to serve on his staff.

Although Don has not sought this nomination, numerous Georgia Baptists have asked Don to consider allowing his name to be placed for consideration.  I believe each of these individuals sees in Brother Don the same Christ-likeness and mission-mindedness that I have observed for nearly seventeen years.  If the Lord wills Don to serve as GBC president, I am convinced he will help lead us to overcome differences, bridge divides, and join hands for the sake of the gospel.

As we move toward November’s meeting in Dacula, join me in praying for Don and for each of our leaders including our state executive director, Dr. J. Robert White, our current state president, Dr. John Waters, the chairman of our state executive committee, Pastor Herman Parker, and our vice-chairman, Pastor Bryan Alexander.

Going until He comes,
Pastor Mike