By Mickey Noah, NAMB Communications
NEW ORLEANS (BP) – “Thank you for all you do as bivocational pastors,” said Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board, at the third annual Bivocational Luncheon June 20, during the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in New Orleans.
Called the “Iron Men of the SBC,” some 180 bivocational pastors and their wives from 17 states attended the NAMB-sponsored meal.
“Not until I came to the North American Mission Board did I realize the enormity of what bivocational pastors do in North America,” Ezell said. “If we’re really going to penetrate the lostness of North America, it’s going to have to be with the help of bivocational pastors, because there’s no way possible to completely fund missions work full time without your impact.”