Tennessee pastors Travis Henderson and Scott Brown elected as vice presidents
Baptist and Reflector
BRENTWOOD — Messengers to the annual meeting of the Tennessee Baptist Convention elected Lexington pastor Clay Hallmark as president of the convention Nov. 16 at Brentwood Baptist Church, Brentwood.
Hallmark was elected without opposition for the office.
David Green, pastor of First Baptist Church, Greeneville, nominated Hallmark, a director of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, for the office.
Hallmark has served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Lexington, since 2016. The church has been in the top 1 percent among Tennessee Baptists in giving through the Cooperative Program and in the top five in contributions through the Cooperative Program. The church also has had 300 baptisms during the past five years.
“Clay is a soul winner,” Green said. “He loves Jesus. He loves the Bible and he loves Tennessee Baptists,” Green continued.
“He won’t take any side streets. He will stay on the main street with the gospel.”
Travis Henderson, pastor of Fairview Baptist Church, Mohawk, was elected vice president of the convention, also without opposition.
Henderson was nominated by Gene Nelson, pastor of Russellville Baptist Church, Russellville.
Nelson noted that Henderson has led Fairview Baptist to give 7.9 percent of its undesignated receipts through the Cooperative Program. Henderson currently is in the process of transitioning to Montgomery Village Baptist Center in Knoxville, a ministry of Knox County Baptist Association.
Nelson said that Henderson shared with him recently that God had put the phrase “unto the least of these” in his heart.
“It was a phrase that he could not get away from. From that, God called Travis and his family to leave a church that loves him deeply, and to transition into his new role to minister to residents of a low income housing development,” Nelson added.
Scott Brown, pastor of First Baptist Church, Waverly, was elected without opposition as second vice president of the TBC.
Brown was nominated by Matt Greer, pastor of Missionary Grove Baptist Church in Camden. He has served at First Baptist since 2017.
“He has done a great work in Waverly,” Greer said. “He came with a heart for church revitalization.”
Greer added that the church has had numerous baptisms and that Brown led the church this year to give 11.5 percent through the Cooperative Program. “He loves the local church and he loves preaching.” B&R