JACKSON, Tenn. — Messengers to the Tennessee Baptist Convention’s annual meeting elected the Rev. Mike Boyd of Knoxville as the convention’s new state leader at its annual convention here in Jackson, but many Baptists are looking to votes today to see if a major shift may soon occur in Tennessee Baptist life.
Among those expecting votes by two committees are members of Concerned Tennessee Baptists, a new group advocating for more conservative leadership in the state Baptist convention.
More than 1,850 messengers representing 678 churches from across the state are attending the meeting at the West Jackson Baptist Church.
The committees being watched are the Committee on Committees and the Committee on Boards, which appoint people to every significant committee in the Tennessee Baptist Convention, including boards of the three universities, the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes and the convention’s executive board.
Something about the idea of the “Committee on Committees” seems absurd and makes me laugh. I wonder who oversees them? Possibly the Committee on Committees on Committee.