Somerset—Stephen Hall, retired minister of music and education at High Street Baptist Church in Somerset, will be nominated to serve as second vice president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention at the Annual Meeting in Elizabethtown in November.
Hall, a member of High Street who recently retired after 23 years of service on its staff, will be nominated by his pastor, Ed Amundson. If elected, Hall would become the first music minister in 15 years to hold a convention office since Dick Ham of First Baptist Church served as second vice president in 2001.
“I believe Steve Hall’s numerous, weighty contributions to the churches of the Kentucky Baptist Convention over the past several decades, coupled with his unique connection to the Kentucky Baptist Men’s Choral, along with his unwavering stand upon God’s word, make Steve the ideal candidate for second vice president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention,” Amundson said.
Hall has served on church staffs in Kentucky, Indiana, Alabama and Tennessee over a 50-year ministry career. Hall not only led High Street in education and music, he also led the church through five pastoral transitions, Amundson noted.
He also is a former missionary with the International Mission Board, having served in Brazil, Amundson added.
On the state level, Hall has served as president of the Kentucky Baptist Men’s Chorale, president of the Kentucky Baptist Music Conference, and as a member of the arrangements committee for the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
In Pulaski Baptist Association, he has served in numerous capacities, including moderator, executive board member, a member of the director of missions search, and as its representative to the KBC Mission Board.
“Having served the local church, the association, and the Kentucky Baptist Convention for the past 23 years, I am excited about the revitalization priority our leadership is offering.” Hall said. “As a former SBC missionary, I am also excited about the Cooperative Program emphasis that has moved us to send more funds to support missions,” he added.
In nominating Hall, Amundson remarked, “I have been blessed to work with Rev. Hall for the past seven years. He has been my mentor, my brother in Christ and my friend; therefore, I can confidently affirm Steve’s heart beats for making disciples of Jesus Christ.
“To this end, I guarantee Stephen Hall will serve Kentucky Baptists well as second vice president,” Amundson said.