ATLANTA (ABP) – A Knoxville, Tenn., layman has been nominated as moderator-elect of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
Bill McConnell, immediate past deacon chair at Knoxville’s Central Baptist Church of Bearden, will be recommended for election at the CBF General Assembly June 20-23 in Fort Worth, Texas.
If elected he will serve a first year as moderator-elect and then succeed Missouri pastor Keith Herron as moderator in 2013-14. The current moderator is Colleen Burroughs, executive vice president of Passport. The immediate-past moderator, South Carolina minister Christy McMillin-Goodwin, chaired the nominating committee that tapped McConnell.