CBF of Texas elects officers, sets budget

The 2015 CBF General Assembly concluded with Cooperative Baptists observing communion led by Ellis Orozco, pastor of First Baptist Church in Richardson.

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DALLAS — Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Texas elected a pair of officers and adopted a quarter-million-dollar budget during its gathering, held in conjunction with the national CBF general assembly June 18.

CBF of Texas selected John Moore, pastor for missions at First Baptist Church in Abilene, as moderator-elect, and Debbie Connally, a lay member of Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston, as recorder.

cbf texas logo200They will serve alongside the new moderator, Amy Grizzle Kane, minister to adults/outreach at South Main Baptist Church in Houston, and the immediate past moderator, David Russell, a lay member of First Baptist Church in Amarillo. The Texas organization elected Grizzle Kane as its 2015-16 leader during the CBF general assembly last year in Atlanta.

At the Dallas meeting, CBF of Texas elected four members to its governing board. They are Danielle Ayers of Dallas, Larry Floyd of Del Rio, Monica Followell of San Marcos and Jorge Zayasbazan of San Antonio. Their terms will expire in 2018.

In addition, the state organization approved 16 members to nine regional groups. Those include:

• Dallas-Fort Worth Region—Martin Knox of Hudson Oaks.

• Waco/Temple Region—Marcy Mynatt of Temple and Mary Alice Birdwhistell of Waco.

• Austin/San Marcos Region—James Francovich of Austin and Rich Rathbun of Austin.

• San Antonio/South Texas Region—Javier Perez of Mission.

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• Houston Region—Kelly Burkhart of Houston and Aaron Glenn of Clearlake.

• East Texas Region—Don Parks of Marshall.

• Lubbock/Amarillo Region—Ryon Price of Lubbock and Kayla Murray of Hereford.

• Abilene/San Angelo Region—Jerry Shields of Colorado City, Rodney McGlothlin of Brownwood and Meredith Stone of Abilene.

• El Paso/Midland Region—Gerald Bastin of Big Lake and Vickie Bucy of Midland.

The new $250,000 budget will cover work of CBF of Texas from October of this year through September of next year. 

The budget includes staff, $150,990; mission engagement, $23,900; equipping church leaders, $13,000; outreach to and coordination with churches, schools and partners, $42,500; organizational governing and coordinating, $6,600; communications, $9,350; and office, $3,660.

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