LOUISVILLE — Bowling Green Pastor Tom James will be nominated for president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention at the 750,000-member organization’s annual meeting this fall.
Warren Association of Baptists Director of Missions John Mark Toby said this week he intends to make the nomination at the Nov. 11 meeting.
James is pastor of Eastwood Baptist Church in Bowling Green, the city where the annual meeting is being held. Living Hope Baptist Church is hosting the meeting.
“Tom has a heart for God, a connection in the community, a concern for Kentucky and a passion for the world,” Toby said. “He serves as the Administration Team Leader for the Warren Association of Baptists and a softball umpire for the Association’s softball league connecting him with the members of the Warren Association of Baptists churches.”
Toby said James also has served the Kentucky Baptist Convention as first vice-president, as president of the KBC’s pastors conference, and as a member of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee.
“He has led Eastwood Baptist Church to be a leader in Cooperative Program giving (12.25%), ranking third in the Kentucky Baptist Convention in total Cooperative Program gifts,” Toby said. “While serving as pastor at Eastwood, he has led the church to engage in seven mission partnerships on five continents connecting the members of Eastwood to the people groups of the world.”
Toby said James is “a highly effective communicator of the Word of God and a proven leader that Kentucky Baptists can rely on to move us forward by faith into the future.”