Editor’s Note: David Leavell, pastor of First Baptist Church, Millington, has been announced as a nominee for president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention. Any other nominee for the offices of president and vice presidents are encouraged to notify the B&R and we will print those nominations as well.
Baptist and Reflector
FRANKLIN — Knoxville native Todd Stinnett will be nominated as vice president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention during the annual meeting to be held during Summit, Nov. 13-14 at First Baptist Church, Hendersonville.
Stinnett, senior pastor of Black Oak Heights Baptist Church, Knoxville, currently serves as second vice president. He was president of the Tennessee Baptist Pastors Conference in 2016 and is a former member of the Executive Board (now Tennessee Baptist Mission Board). He also is a past member of the Committee on Nominations for the Southern Baptist Convention.
Stinnett will be nominated by Dean Haun, pastor of First Baptist Church, Morristown.
“Todd affirms the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 and both the sovereignty of God and the free will of man,” Haun said. “He believes the Bible is the inerrant Word of God and weekly seeks to preach Spirit-filled sermons.” The church’s television ministry, “The Word of Truth,” reaches a potential audience of two million people each week.
Stinnett is a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and earned his master of divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C., and his doctor of ministry degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.
According to the Annual Church Profile, Black Oak Heights Baptist gave 4.8 percent of its undesignated income through the Cooperative Program in 2016.
He and his wife Charisma have six children.