Editor’s note: Tennessee Baptists who plan to nominate individuals for the offices of president, vice president and second vice president are encouraged to send their nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in an upcoming issue of the Baptist and Reflector prior to the Summit in November.
FRANKLIN — Tennessee Baptist pastor Todd Stinnett of Knoxville will be nominated for the presidency of the Tennessee Baptist Convention at its annual meeting to be held during The Summit, set for Nov. 12-15 at the Chattanooga Convention Center.
Dean Haun, pastor of First Baptist Church, Morristown, will nominate Stinnett, pastor of Black Oak Heights Baptist Church in Knoxville.
Haun noted that Stinnett is uniquely qualified to serve as the next president, having extensive involvement serving at every level of Tennessee Baptist life.
“Todd has served on the Executive Board (now Tennessee Baptist Mission Board) and also has been the past president of the Tennessee Baptist Pastors Conference, and both vice president and second vice president of the convention. He currently serves on the TBC Constitution and Bylaws Committee.
“I do not know of anyone who has that kind of resume in terms of devotion and leadership to our state convention of churches,” Haun said.
Stinnett holds his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and his master of divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., and his doctor of ministry degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.
Stinnett grew up in Knoxville and has been involved in Tennessee Baptist churches his entire life. He was ordained into the ministry at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville.
While serving at Black Oak Heights, Stinnett has seen more than 600 additions to the church with more than 200 baptisms and the church’s Cooperative Program giving has increased 125 percent, Haun said.
Black Oak Heights gives 6 percent of its undesignated giving through the Cooperative Program.
“Most of all, Todd Stinnett is a baptized believer in Jesus Christ. He is a strong, conservative, Bible-believing, Bible-teaching and preaching pastor,” Haun said. B&R