Vernon nominated as BGCT associate executive director

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DALLAS—The Baptist General Convention of Texas Associate Executive Director Search Committee will nominate Steve Vernon, pastor of First Baptist Church in Levelland, to serve as the convention’s associate executive director/missions coordinator.

The BGCT Executive Board will vote on Vernon during its Sept. 29-30 meeting in Dallas.

Steve Vernon

Vernon, who has been pastor of the Levelland church since 1991, has served in many roles on Texas Baptist boards and committees.

He is the immediate past president of the BGCT and also served terms as first and second vice president. He currently is on the BGCT Future Focus Committee and Wayland Baptist University board of trustees.

If elected, Vernon will coordinate the work of the BGCT Executive Board staff and will work with staff, churches and ministry partners to coordinate and implement a comprehensive strategic mission plan for the BGCT, according to an e-mail sent to the BGCT Executive Board.

Prior to serving at First Baptist Church in Levelland, Vernon was pastor of First Baptist Church in Panhandle from 1983 to 1991. He also previously was pastor of First Baptist Church in Kress and First Baptist Church in Ames, Okla.

Vernon, a native of Happy, ministered in various positions at Tower Baptist Church in White Settlement, Spring Baptist Church in Waco and First Baptist Church in Happy.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and master’s and doctoral degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He and his wife, Donna, have three children and two grandchildren.

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