Baptist and Reflector
FRANKLIN — David Green, pastor of First Baptist Church, Greeneville, will be nominated as president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention during its annual meeting at Summit: The Gathering of Tennessee Baptists, scheduled for Nov. 11-14 at West Jackson Baptist Church, Jackson.
Danny Sinquefield, pastor of Faith Baptist Church, Bartlett, notified the Baptist and Reflector of his intention to nominate Green.
Sinquefield observed that Green is in his 20th year as pastor of First Baptist. “During this time, the church has nearly tripled in size and scope of ministry. First Baptist is a mission-focused church giving at least 13 percent of its non-designated budget receipts through the Cooperative Program each year,” he said.
In 2017, First Baptist gave $217,135 through the Cooperative Program, ranking 21st in total CP gifts. The church also ranked 19th in per capita gifts with $353.03 per member.
The Bartlett pastor said he asked Green to prayerfully consider the nomination and after spending time in prayer and consultation with his wife and church leadership, Green agreed to allow his nomination.
“David Green has the heart of a servant and the seasoned experience of a true leader for our state,” Sinquefield said. “He will be an excellent president for our state convention and I am grateful for his willingness to serve if elected.”
Green is a former member of the TBC Executive Board (now Tennessee Baptist Mission Board) and served as president for two terms. He also served on the Vision 2021 Team that was appointed by Randy C. Davis in 2010. He preached the convention sermon in 2010. Green has served as a trustee of the North American Mission Board.
Prior to becoming the pastor at First Baptist, Greeneville, in 1999, Green served as pastor of Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church in Newport for three years. He also has served as pastor of churches in Mississippi. He holds a master of divinity degree from New Orleans (La.) Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctor of ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary, Atlanta.
Green and his wife Tracy have two children — Raymond and Kathryn.