Evangelist Bill Britt of Gallatin, Tenn., and a Haughton, La., native, is to be nominated as second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention during the June 12-13 annual meeting in San Antonio.
Ga. (BP) – Evangelist Bill Britt of Gallatin, Tenn., and a
Haughton, La., native, is to be nominated as
second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention during the June 12-13
annual meeting in San Antonio.
vice president of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists and president
of the Conference of Georgia Baptist Evangelists, announced Britt’s nomination
Britt is the
immediate past president of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists and
president of Compel Outreach International, through which he averages more than
40 revivals annually in Southern Baptist churches and oversees indigenous
missions in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, India and the Philippines, in
addition to leading other international revivals and crusades.
He is a veteran
of more than 800 campaigns, including more than 70 conducted overseas.
he would serve if elected.
“SBC officers and
leaders must be undisputed, passionate soul-winners for Christ,” Fossett said
in a news release. “Bill Britt exemplifies this qualification. In a ministry
spanning 30 years, he has served as pastor, youth pastor, associational
evangelism director and for 22 years a dedicated, fruit-bearing evangelist,
leading thousands of lost souls to the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Bill’s
entire evangelistic ministry has been faith-based and above reproach. He has
unwaveringly served alongside pastors, national and international, to discern
the will of God and deliver His Word, training and discipling pastors and
“In 2006 alone,
God used Bill to lead more than 16,000 souls to Christ,” Fossett continued.
“His ministry is proof that the gifts of the evangelist, as outlined in
Ephesians 4, are as critical and impacting today as ever before. Bill would
bring frontline understanding and experience of harvest challenges worldwide to
the leadership of the SBC.”
Britt, in the
news release distributed by Fossett, described himself as “a man in love with
Jesus, humbled that He would use me to build His Kingdom here on earth. The
days are short, and we must labor intently to share the Gospel until the whole
world hears. To that end, I would be honored to serve the Kingdom as a voice
for the Southern Baptist Convention’s future course.”