Baptist Briefs: Moore joins board of Hispanic evangelical group

Russell Moore speaking at a meeting of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. (Photo: National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference)

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Southern Baptist Convention leader Russell Moore has been added to the organizational board of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. Founded in 2001 by Samuel Rodriguez, an Assemblies of God minister who serves as senior pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, Calif., the conference now includes more than 40,000 churches and calls itself the nation’s largest Hispanic Christian organization. Moore, president of the SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, has worked with Rodriguez on various issues and was a keynote speaker at the Hispanic conference’s annual meeting in April, along with GOP presidential hopefuls Mike Huckabee and Jeb Bush.

Doug Fagerstrom to lead Marketplace Ministries. Douglas Fagerstrom has been named executive president and CEO of Marketplace Ministries, the workplace chaplaincy organization founded by Gil Stricklin, former youth evangelism consultant with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. doug fagerstrom130Douglas FagerstromFagerstrom, senior vice president of Converge Worldwide in Orlando, Fla., will oversee Marketplace Chaplains USA, Marketplace Chaplains International and Railroad Chaplains, effective Aug. 1. He will work closely with Board Chairman Will Thomas, who served as Marketplace Ministries’ interim CEO, and with Stricklin, who chairs the Marketplace Ministries Foundation. Fagerstrom previously was president of Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and executive pastor of Calvary Church in Grand Rapids, Mich. He received a doctor of ministries degree from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Chicago, along with a master of arts in religious education from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., and an undergraduate degree from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids. Mich.


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