CORDOVA — Messengers to the annual meeting of the Tennessee Baptist Convention — held during The Summit at Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova — veered away from tradition on Nov. 15 by electing Clay Hallmark, pastor of First Baptist Church, Lexington, to serve his second term as president of the TBC.
Hallmark ran unopposed and was re-elected by acclamation.
Joel Pigg, senior pastor of Salem Baptist Church in Trenton, was elected as vice president and Gene Nelson, senior pastor of Russellville Baptist Church, Russellville, was elected second vice president. Pigg and Nelson both ran unopposed and were elected by acclamation.
Since 1942, TBC presidents have generally served only one year on a rotating basis among the three grand regions of the state, although there have been two exceptions. [Read more…]