By David Green
President, Tennessee Baptist Convention
The Tennessee Baptist Convention is blessed with some of God’s choice servants. Our pastors, directors of missions, BCM directors, state convention ministry specialists, and our ministry partners across this state along with countless volunteers are dedicated to winning our state to Jesus at all cost.
This year’s Summit will be a time of worship, celebration, inspiration and motivation for us to keep on reaching our state with the gospel.
Baptisms, Cooperative Program giving, church planting, church revitalization, missions mobilization, Baptist collegiate ministries, and many other ministries of our convention are trending upward. Not to mention, the Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions has set a new record for giving this year.
Our executive director, Randy C. Davis, is doing a fantastic job by allowing the Lord to lead him to develop a culture in Tennessee Baptist life that focuses on evangelism and discipleship. God is using this type of leadership along with a clear and compelling vision to unify our state convention and keep us focused on “the main thing.”
Dr. Davis and our ministry specialists across the state demonstrate tireless dedication to fulfilling our five objectives. This type of vision and focus is one of the key ingredients to making this year’s Summit a true time of worship and celebration.
Serving as the president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention is a true blessing that I will never take for granted. It has allowed me the opportunity to be in most of our associations, harvest fields, and Baptist Collegiate Ministries. I continue to praise the Lord for all of the good work accomplished through our ministry partners across this wonderful state. I am looking forward to finishing this year strong.
I will be speaking at chapel services at Union University and Carson-Newman University. I also have plans to be at more of our BCMs and to speak at associational prayer rallies and men’s conferences, in addition to attending special events and meetings hosted by our convention as we enter the homestretch toward the Summit.
It is also my pleasure to encourage all of our Tennessee Baptist churches to be a part of the Summit this year. One of the ways that you can do this is through prayer. Every year our annual meeting must be undergirded with prayer. Secondly, encourage your churches to participate by sending messengers. We need all of our churches to be a part of this great time of worship and celebration as we continue the work of the gospel together.
The Tennessee Baptist Convention is a family. We should spend as much time together as possible especially in corporate worship and focusing on corporate ministries. Thank you all for your partnership in ministry!
— Green is pastor of First Baptist Church, Greeneville.