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Paul Chitwood

Dr. Paul Chitwood assumed his duties as executive director-treasurer of the Kentucky Baptist Convention on July 1, 2011, serving approximately 2,400 churches across the commonwealth. Prior to that, Dr. Chitwood served as pastor of four Kentucky Baptist churches and as assistant professor of evangelism and church growth at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He has also served as an adjunct professor at University of the Cumberlands and Boyce College.

In addition to several other roles in denominational leadership, Dr. Chitwood served as trustee chair for the International Mission Board of Trustees from 2008-10 and spent a total of eight years as board member. He earned his B.A. from University of the Cumberlands and his master's and doctorate degrees from Southern Seminary.

He and his wife, Michelle, have three children – Daniel, Anna, and Cai – and serve as foster parents with Sunrise Children's Services.

You can check out his blog at

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