Alabamians nominated to serve SBC entities; vote on June 11

Alabamians nominated to serve SBC entities; vote on June 11

As the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) comes to Birmingham for the first time since 1941, Alabama Baptists are among those nominated to serve on the board of trustees for the SBC Executive Committee, GuideStone Financial Resources, International Mission Board (IMB), North American Mission Board (NAMB), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Gateway Seminary. 

Nationwide nominees for the SBC Executive Committee, the four denominational boards — IMB, NAMB, LifeWay Christian Resources and GuideStone —  the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the six seminaries and the Committee on Order of Business have been selected by the 2019 SBC Committee on Nominations. 

Nominees will serve if elected by the messengers to the annual meeting of the SBC held June 11–12 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC).

Messengers will vote on the nominees during the afternoon session Tuesday, June 11. 

Alabamians nominated to serve are:

Executive Committee — Paul S. Hicks, pastor of Good Shepherd Community Church, Hayden, nominated for a second term

GuideStone Financial Resources — J. Rodney Bledsoe, member of First Baptist Church, Montgomery, and chief development officer at The Baptist Foundation of Alabama, term expiring in 2023 

International Mission Board — James H. (Jim) Cooley, pastor of First Baptist Church, Birmingham; and Charlotte B. Madison, member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Huntsville, terms expiring in 2023 

North American Mission Board — Erin S. Bounds, member of North Valley Baptist Church, Odenville, nominated for a second term

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary — Harry Edward (Ed) Litton Jr., pastor of Redemption Church, Saraland, term expiring in 2022

Gateway Seminary  — Daniel Atkins, pastor of Taylor Road Baptist Church, Montgomery, term expiring in 2024. 

To view the full list of nominees visit

For more information on the SBC annual meeting in Birmingham on June 11–12 or to register for the meeting visit (BP, TAB)