Louisiana Baptists past and present were well represented in
the recent election of International Mission Board trustee officers.
Louisiana Baptists past and present were well represented
in the recent election of International Mission Board trustee officers.
Dr. Timothy McCoy, pastor of Ingleside Baptist Church
in Macon, Georgia was elected as chair of the board of trustees. McCoy defeated
Dr. Alan Day, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Edmond, Okla. by a margin
of two votes. Both McCoy and Day are graduates of Louisiana College. Day graduated
from Louisiana College in 1969, and McCoy graduated in 1979. Day is originally
from Bogalusa, and McCoy came to Louisiana College by way of Kenner. Day received
the doctor of theology degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
in l979. While he was a student at Louisiana College, McCoy did some of his
first preaching at the First Baptist Church of Basile. While he was at Louisiana
College, Day was pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Bunkie. While he was
at New Orleans Seminary, he was pastor of the Grays Creek Baptist Church
in Denham Springs.
Diane Reeder of Shreveport was elected recording
secretary. Affectionately known as Pinkie, she is a member of Emmanuel Baptist
Church in Shreveport. She is actively involved in her church and in the Northwest
Louisiana Baptist Association. Reeder was nominated by Pat Badon of Baton Rouge,
where her husband Larry is pastor of the Parkside Baptist Church.
Steve McKown, pastor at Grand Community Baptist Church
in Surprise, Arizona, was elected second vice chair. He is a 1970 graduate of
Louisiana College. He came to Louisiana College by way of New Orleans. While
he was a student at Louisiana College, he was associate pastor at Donahue Ferry
Road Baptist Church in Pineville and pastor at Union Hill Baptist Church in
McKown was nominated by Dr. Daniel OReagan
of Pineville, also an ex-student of Louisiana College.