London—A London pastor will be nominated as first vice president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention when its Annual Meeting convenes in Elizabethtown Nov. 10.
Andrew Dyer, pastor of Corinth Baptist Church, will be nominated by Chad Fugitt, pastor of Central Baptist Church in Corbin.
“Andrew’s walk with God, combined with his Kingdom vision and experience in serving our state convention, uniquely qualify him to serve as our first vice president,” said Fugitt, in nominating Dyer.
Describing Dyer as “a kingdom leader,” Fugitt observed, “He is a man who has a vision of God’s greater global work” and is “a faithful preacher of God’s word.
“He loves to see people coming to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ,” Fugitt added. “He has a heart for disciple-making and missions here in the commonwealth and around the world.”
As a senior pastor, Dyer has encouraged incrementally increasing giving to the Cooperative Program, Fugitt said. “He leads with the heart of a missionary because he has served as one with our International Mission Board as a church planter in Poland from 2004-2006,” he said.
Dyer also has been a faithful servant in his local association, the Kentucky Baptist Convention, and the SBC at large, Fugitt continued, noting that Dyer currently serves as a trustee of Golden Gate Theological Seminary.
“I think it should be noted that Andrew isn’t seeking this position out,” Fugitt said. “I have prayed and believe the Lord is leading me to present his name.”
Dyer, a sixth-generation Kentucky Baptist, has served as pastor in Harrodsburg and as minister to youth and young adults in Taylorsville.
He has been a member of the KBC Mission Board, two-time chair of its collegiate ministry committee, and served on the Committee on Nominations.
In addition to leading his churches to increase Cooperative Program giving, Corinth is among the state’s leading churches in giving to the Lottie Moon, Annie Armstrong and Eliza Broadus missions offerings.
“Several years ago, I told God, ‘the answer is yes; what is the question?'” Dyer said. When approached about being nominated, Dyer said he sensed “that was now the question before me.”
If elected, Dyer said he would “emphasize unity and cooperation between churches across the commonwealth because I believe we can do more together than we can individually and cooperation both strengthens our churches and is a witness to a lost world.”
Corinth Baptist Church contributed $65,326 through the Cooperative Program of its undesignated receipts of $818,421, or 8 percent. The congregation reported
13 baptisms last year. (WR)