Editor’s Note: New IMB President Paul Chitwood spoke to Baptist editors during their meeting last week in Charleston, S.C. Following his presentation, the Tennessee native sat down for an interview with the Baptist and Reflector.
By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
CHARLESTON, S.C. — It’s been quite awhile since Paul Chitwood left Tennessee, but his roots still run deep.
Chitwood, who became president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board in November, was born in LaFollette in 1970.
At the age of 2, his parents divorced and Thomas Chitwood and his three sons moved to Jellico to live with his grandparents for awhile. Later, his dad found a nearby place for him and his sons to live.
Jellico, located on the state line of Kentucky and Tennessee, was home to Chitwood until he moved to Louisville, Ky., to attend seminary. [Read more…]