Baptist and Reflector
MILLINGTON — David Leavell, pastor of First Baptist Church, Millington, will be nominated as vice president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention in November.
Leavell will be nominated by friend and fellow Millington pastor Mark Tuso of Crosspointe Baptist Church.
“David is a brother filled with integrity and is a strong leader,” Tuso observed.
He also noted that Leavell is committed to and concerned about the convention. “His desire is to come alongside TBC staff and be a help as a pastor elected in this position,” Tuso said.
In 2013, First Baptist Church gave $277,549 or 9.8 percent of its undesignated receipts through the Cooperative Program, according to the Annual Church Profile.
Leavell, a member of the TBC Executive Board, is the first person to be announced as a candidate for vice president.
Earlier this month, Michael Ellis, pastor of Impact Baptist Church, Memphis, was announced as a candidate for the TBC presidency.