|This was just posted on www.abeonline.org, and represents the next important step in creating a new organization for Baptists. |
November 4, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
As charged by those who attended the "Summons to Lead" conference in Lombard, Ill., last Sept. 23-24, a group of pastors and professional lay leaders will meet on Friday, November 11, 2005, to continue casting vision and strategy for the new movement that will replace American Baptist Evangelicals. These "Vision Architects" represent churches, regions and professional organizations throughout the U.S. Please pray, particularly on the 11th, that God will work through this team to meet these objectives.
Participating in the architect team are:
• Jim Amend, Sr. Pastor, United Baptist Church, Richland, Wash.
• Terry Deaver, Sr. Pastor, FBC, Augusta, Kan.
• Patty Duckworth, Assoc. Exec. Minister, ABCNW, Great Falls, Mont.
• Scott Gibson, Professor, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, S.
• Vic Gordon, Sr. Pastor FBC, Huntington Beach, Calif.
• Bill Hoyt, NexStep Coaching and Consulting, Diamond Bar, Calif.
• Conley Hughes, Sr. Pastor, Concord Baptist Church, Boston, Mass.
• Scott Jones, Sr. Pastor, FBC, Webster City, Iowa
• John Kaiser, Resource Minister, ABCW, Roseville, Calif.
• Brenda Madsen, Huntington Beach, Calif.
• Dennis Metzger, Sr. Pastor, FBC, Hamilton, Ohio
• Roberto Miranda, Sr. Pastor, Leon de Juda Congregation, Boston, Mass.
• Bill Nicoson, Fountain Valley, Calif.
• Chuck Peckham, Exec. Pastor, Montgomery Community Baptist Church,
• Jossimar Salum, Sr. Pastor, Church Planter, Exec. Dir., Great Revival
Ministries, Worcester, Mass.
• Kevin Siscoe, Pastor, FBC, Kewanee, Ill.
• Dick Sipe, Sr. Pastor, FBC, Marshaltown, Iowa
• Kevin Slyh, Sr. Pastor, FBC, Canton, Ohio
• Cindy White, Assoc. Pastor, Ashland Baptist Church, Ashland, Ohio