The Rev. Ken Hugghins, chairman of the search committee, said Dr. Everett can help unify the BGCT, which includes theologically moderate and conservative churches.
“And he will engage the younger generation that is questioning the value of a large institutional kind of denomination,” said Dr. Hugghins, pastor of Elkins Lake Baptist Church in Huntsville.
Brief words, but important ones. Both of those things, unity in a theologically diverse convention, particularly strengthening the ties to the SBC, and engaging the younger generation, were high priorities mentioned in the listening session that I attended. I would like to hear a lot more from the search committee regarding their choice, and the rationale behind it.
I’d also like to hear from Dr. Everett. What is his view of scripture? What does he consider to be priorities during his first months as executive director? How does he feel about helping to bring the BGCT into a better relationship with the SBC and how does he plan to handle that? I don’t know if he reads blogs, but I would certainly like to hear what he has to say.