Pikeville—Pike Baptist Association Director of Missions Jason Lowe has been tapped to serve as the next North American Mission Board ambassador to Kentucky Baptist churches.
Lowe said he is “very excited about the opportunity to help Kentucky Baptist pastors and churches more effectively engage the mission field in the United States, Canada and beyond.”
Lowe assumed the ambassador role on June 1, but will continue to serve as Pike’s DOM.
“The two roles will be very similar in that they both involve encouraging, equipping and engaging churches in the work of the Great Commission,” Lowe said. “As DOM, I strive to accomplish this at the local level. As NAMB ambassador, I will work with churches across the state by connecting them with the appropriate resources at NAMB.”
Lowe fills a position left by Paul Badgett, now a KBC consultant for the east region.
“Jason has a passion for missions and a love for pastors, the perfect combination for this position,” said NAMB President Kevin Ezell.
Part of the ambassador’s role is to relay the gratitude NAMB missionaries have toward churches that give sacrificially to the Cooperative Program and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.
“In an effort to do this with greater excellence, we have asked a pastor from each state to be NAMB ambassador,” Ezell said. “We are thankful that Jason Lowe has agreed to serve in this role for Kentucky.”
Ezell also thanked KBC Executive Director Paul Chitwood for his partnership in reaching North America for Christ.
Chitwood nominated Lowe, one of the state’s youngest DOMs, for the ambassador position.
Lowe said he plans to coordinate several NAMB Pastor Appreciation lunches across the state each year as a means of encouraging Kentucky pastors, particularly those working second jobs.
“Bivocational pastors are my heroes,” he said. “Because of their busy schedules, I believe that one of my biggest challenges will be to discover how best to connect these brothers to the resources that NAMB provides.” (KBC)