By Message Staff
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Dakota Baptist Convention has initiated a search to replace Garvon Golden, who has announced his plans to retire as executive director/treasurer.
The administrative team of the executive board will nominate, and the executive board will hire, a successor to Golden, whose final day as the leader of the state convention will be Dec. 31. He plans to remain in Rapid City, where the state convention’s headquarters is located, to serve as pastor of Christ Church.
“I have the privilege to serve the churches of the Dakotas as their executive director/treasurer for the last seven years and it has been an honor,” Golden told the Baptist Message. “I have always had the desire to return to the pastorate and finish out my calling and life work in the local church. I am grateful that God has opened the door for me to do so. I will always be thankful for the opportunity to serve the Dakotas in this role.”
Golden has served DBC as executive director/treasurer since 2011, first as interim before being hired. He previously pastored Bounds Baptist Church in Powderly, Texas; the First Baptist Church in Dickinson, North Dakota; the First Baptist Church in Forsyth, Montana; and the First Baptist Church in Williston, North Dakota.
Golden also has served as a North American Mission Board missionary, DBC evangelism director and director of missions for the Black Hills Area Baptist Association in South Dakota.
He holds degrees from Texas A&M University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Golden and his wife, Cindy, have four grown children and six grandchildren.
Names and resumes should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via postal mail to: “Dakota Baptist Convention, P.O. Box 549, Rapid City, SD. 57709, Attention: DBC Administrative/Personnel Team.”
Materials must be sent electronically or postmarked no later than October 9.