Elizabethtown—Stephen Hall became the first music minister in 15 years to hold a state convention office when he was elected as second vice president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention Nov. 10.
Hall, who recently retired after 23 years on the staff of High Street Baptist Church, was nominated by his pastor, Ed Amundson. He received 321 votes, for 52 percent of the votes cast, defeating Jonathan Gann, pastor of New Salem Baptist Church in Cox’s Creek, who received 301 votes, or 48 percent.
“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,” Amundson told the Western Recorder, in nominating Hall.
Hall has served on church staffs in Kentucky, Indiana, Alabama and Tennessee over a 50-year ministry career. 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 stated earlier. “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. (WR)