Officers for the Alabama Baptist State Convention for 2022–23 were elected Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Messengers reelected Buddy Champion to serve a second term as president of the convention. Champion is pastor of First Baptist Church Trussville. He was nominated by Robert Mullins, pastor of and messenger from Crossroads Community Church in Elmore.
Also reelected were first vice president Morgan Bailey, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church in Ranburne, and second vice president Jarman Leatherwood, founding pastor of House of Hope and Restoration Church in Huntsville.
Bailey was nominated by Kyle Sullivan, pastor of and messenger from Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Hueytown. Leatherwood was nominated by Craig Carlisle, director of missions for Etowah Baptist Association and messenger from First Baptist Church Gadsden.
Mike Jackson, associate executive director for the State Board of Missions, was reelected statistical secretary and registration secretary.
Debbie Oliver, ministry assistant in the SBOM executive office, was elected as the new recording secretary. She had been serving as acting recording secretary for the past few weeks. Billie Davis, administrative assistant to the SBOM executive director, was previous recording secretary.