Paducah—Brandt Lyon, pastor of Twelve Oaks Baptist Church in Paducah, will be nominated for president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention Pastor’s Conference when it meets in Louisville in November.
“One of the great joys of serving as a pastor in Kentucky is the fellowship of faithful men who serve the Lord with conviction and gifting. Among the top tier of those is Brandt Lyon, and it is for that reason I am excited to nominate him to serve as Pastors’ Conference president,” said Andrew Dyer, of London, immediate past KBC president.
Calling Lyon a “gifted preacher and leader,” Dyer, pastor of Corinth Baptist Church, noted, “He has a proven commitment to cooperation in Kentucky Baptist life at both an associational and state level.”
On the state level, Lyon has served on the KBC nominating committee, been chairman of the church consulting and revitalization committee of the KBC Mission Board, and has been elected to three terms on the KBC administrative committee. He currently is moderator of the West Union Baptist Association, having previously served as evangelism chairman.
Lyon, who grew up in Hopkinsville, has served as pastor of two other Kentucky churches, Eagle Heights Baptist in Shepherdsville (2001-2004) and Olivet Baptist in Herndon (2004-2012). Twelve Oaks, his current pastorate, contributes 10 percent of its undesignated receipts to the Cooperative Program.
“Having served in various regions of our Commonwealth, Brandt understands and relates to pastors’ from a variety of walks of life,” Dyer said, describing Lyon as “a man of character, humility” who has “no agenda other than a kingdom agenda.”
A graduate of Austin Peay State University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Lyon is working toward a Doctor of Ministry degree and expects to graduate from Southern in December.
“It would be my pleasure to serve as the president of the Pastors’ Conference as it would be an opportunity for me to encourage pastors throughout the state,” Lyon said.
“I recognize that for many pastors in Kentucky, the pastors’ conference is the one time that they may have to get out of the office, come and fellowship with others who lead, and to be refreshed and encouraged before being sent back out to serve,” he added. “I would like to create an experience that would do just that while reminding us all of the high calling and privilege of the pastorate.” (WR)