Louisville—Nate Bishop, lead pastor of Forest Baptist Church in Louisville, will be nominated for 1st vice president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention during its annual meeting Nov. 14 at Highview Baptist Church’s East Campus. He is the second announced candidate.
In nominating Bishop, Todd Robertson, director of missions for Louisville Regional Baptist Association, described Bishop as “a passionate young leader who loves Jesus and has deep roots in Southern Baptist life.”
Bishop has led Forest Church, a predominantly African American congregation, to engage more deeply in both the Kentucky Baptist Convention and the Louisville Regional Baptist Association, both in giving and participation, Robertson said. The church recently began hosting an English as a Second Language program, and Bishop serves on the boards of the Louisville chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Crossings Ministries, he noted.
“I believe that Nate (Bishop) will bring fresh eyes and great Kingdom vigor to the leadership of the Kentucky Baptist Convention and the Mission Board,” Robertson said. “His commitment to his family, church, neighborhood and city are clear. His heart for partnership in the gospel through the SBC, KBC and LRBA is strong and growing.”
“Nate is exactly the kind of young leader that we need for such a time as this,” Robertson added.
A graduate of Eastern Michigan University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Bishop also has served as a programmer for campus technology and as director of technology.
Bob Whitter, pastor of First Baptist Church of Loyall, is the other announced candidate for the KBC office. (WR)