By John Kyle, Louisiana Baptists Communications
ALEXANDRIA — Steve Horn, pastor of First Baptist Church in Lafayette, is being recommended as the next Executive Director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention according to a statement released by the search committee’s chairman, Waylon Bailey.
“After months of prayer, deliberations and interviews we are excited to present Dr. Horn to lead Louisiana Baptists as we work together to fulfill the Great Commission in Louisiana and beyond,” Bailey said.
Horn will be presented to the Executive Board’s Administrative Committee during a special called meeting on Thursday, April 11. If confirmed, the recommendation goes before the entire Executive Board during its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 7 at the Tall Timbers Camp and Conference Center in Woodworth.
If elected, Horn will succeed outgoing Executive Director David Hankins who will retire at the end of June.
“Even though we are close, we are not finished,” Bailey continued. “The search committee requests continued prayer for Dr. Horn, the Administrative Committee and the Board as we prayerfully proceed with this important selection.”
Bailey expressed his appreciation for the work of the search committee over the last several months. The State Executive Director Search Committee includes:
Waylon Bailey (First, Covington) – chairman
Shannon Brown (Franklin Avenue, New Orleans)
Chris Craig (First, Ruston)
Brad Delaughter (Satsuma, Livingston)
David Goza (Jefferson, Baton Rouge)
George Guillory (Glen Oaks, Baton Rouge)
Glen Harrigill (Riverside, Vidalia)
Michael Hawley (Emmanuel, Ruston)
Jason Hoychick (Westview, DeRidder)
Chuck Lowman (Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge)
Carlos Meza (Calvary, Shreveport)
Thumper Miller (First, Mansfield)
Dwayne Monk (New Hope, Choudrant)
Clark Stewart (New Zion, Covington)
Scott Wilfong (Parkview, Baton Rouge)