NASHVILLE — The Credentials Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention held an organizational meeting July 22 by video conferencing, electing Stacy Bramlett of Tennessee as its chair.
The nine-member Credentials Committee was repurposed during the SBC’s 2019 annual meeting into a standing committee to make inquiries and recommendations for action regarding instances of sexual abuse, racism or other issues that call a church’s relationship with the SBC into question.
Bramlett, senior vice president of Independent Bank in Collierville, Tenn., has been a member of the SBC Executive Committee since 2016, serving as the EC’s secretary from 2017-2019.
Bramlett is one of three members nominated by the Executive Committee. The Credentials Committee also includes the SBC’s registration secretary, the EC chairman and four members nominated by the Committee on Nominations. The nominations were approved by messengers June 11 in Birmingham, Ala.
In written comments to Baptist Press, Bramlett said, “I am humbled at being selected, and I am approaching the role with much prayer and total dependency on the leadership of the Holy Spirit.”
She voiced gratitude “for a strong committee with a wide range of experiences in Southern Baptist life. We covet the prayers of fellow Baptists as the committee begins to chart a plan of action in preparation for dealing with any matters forwarded from the Bylaws Workgroup or other sources” in the days ahead.
As a senior vice president at Independent Bank, Bramlett manages the mortgage division.