Baptist and Reflector
The action took placed during Summit, held Nov. 13-17, at the Sevierville Convention Center.
TBC Executive Director Randy C. Davis said the name has historic roots, noting the Executive Board was once known as State Missions Board before becoming the Executive Board in 1918.
Davis noted Tennessee is a mission field that is growing. “The new name is concise and communicates what we’re about,” he said.
The TBC leader added that the word “executive” referred to only a portion of what the Board does. “We are not a bureaucratic organization,” he continued.
Davis stressed that the new name refers only to the former Executive Board. “We are still the Tennessee Baptist Convention.”