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Nominating Committee Report

Report of the Nominating Committee
Article IV Section 1 of the Convention’s Bylaws empowers the President to appoint a 15-member Nominating Committee composed of persons from various geographical areas and size churches. The committee shall meet at least twice: an orientation meeting prior to June 1, and a meeting to begin the nominating process prior to Sept. 15. Between the two meetings, the committee shall provide opportunity for the general constituency to submit recommendations. Article IV Section 3 of the BGCO Constitution authorizes the Executive Director-Treasurer to serve as an ex officio member of all boards and standing committees, including those of auxiliary corporations, and the governing documents of each BGCO affiliate conform to that policy. Your committee submits the following names for your consideration.

Board of Directors, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma

According to the BGCO Constitution and Bylaws relative to the Board of Directors, due regard shall be given to both geographical and numerical representation; there shall be at least one nominee for each recognized associational area; additional nominees shall be determined on the basis of one nominee for each additional 10,000 resident church members in a given associational area with the minimum being 20,000; there shall be at least 16 persons who are not ordained ministers of the Gospel, including at least eight men and eight women.

Four-Year Term
+Don Carrington, Broken Arrow, Evergreen
+Joe Coley, Red Oak, Cedars
+Emerson Falls, Oklahoma City, Glorieta
+Jeremy Freeman, Newcastle, First
+Nick Garland, Broken Arrow, First
+Garry McDevitt, Prue, First
+Doug Melton, Oklahoma City, Southern Hills
+An Nguyen, Oklahoma City, Vietnamese
+Will J. Roberts, Willow, First
+Charley Russell, Connerville, Blue
+Mary Shannon, McAlester, First
+William D. Sprague, Lawton, Northwest
+Keith Stevens, Keota, First
+A. J. Tiger, Silver Spring
+Scott Watkins, Terlton, First
+Eric Zhang, Broken Arrow, Agape Chinese

Three-Year Term

Arthur Blount, Carnegie, First
Scott A. Carlson, Owasso, Central
Gary Cole, Frederick, First
Sam Dyer, Heavener, First
Dick Fischer, Hooker, First
Rusty Fuller, Ada, Trinity
Scott Greenland, Claremore, First
Tom Hargrave, Wards Chapel
Raleah Harper, Lawton, First East
Jeff Jackson, Covington, First
Richard Levings, Red Rock, First
Zane Newton, Altus, First
Randy J. Parker, Sapulpa, Pickett Prairie
Debbie Thompson, Tulsa, First
Keith Wiginton II, Hobart, First
Walter Wilson, Lawton, Friendship

Two-Year Term

Randy Allen, Lindsay, First
Gary Dempsey, Madill, First
Dave Edwards, Norman, River
Mary Ann Ethridge, Cushing, First
Rick Frie, Jenks, First
Willa Ruth Garlow, Oklahoma City, Capitol Hill
Jim Henderson, Alva, First
Marilee Hilderbrand, Watts, Gathering of Eagles
Kevin Lancaster, Ketchum, First
Steve Martin, Tahlequah, First
Doug McClure, Hugo, First
Danny Mills, Muskogee, Grandview
Alfaro Orozco, Edmond, Hispanic
Terry Pittman, Paden, First
Mary Shaw, Waynoka, First
Rigoberto Varela, Duncan, El Divino Salvador

One-Year Term
Monty Baggett, Muskogee, Southeast
+Charlie Blount, El Reno, First
Gene Crnkovic, McLoud, Hazel Del
Andy Finch, Blanchard, First
+Randall Kemp, Seminole, First
Joe Ligon, Marlow, First
Paul Littleton, Sapulpa, Faith
Doyle Pryor, Sapulpa, First
Carol Sallee, Bixby, New Beginnings
Ray Sikes, Choctaw, First
Johnny Tims, Chickasha, First
Gordon Walker, Bethany, Council Road
Bob Waller, Monkey Island, Lake Center
Anthony Williams, Durant, Grace
Robert Wilson, Ardmore, First
John E. Wright, Shawnee, Immanuel
Board of Trustees, Oklahoma Baptist University
Oklahoma Baptist University Bylaws Article II documents membership requirements for its 32 member Board of Trustees. Of the eight trustees elected each year, four must be from among the professional clergy (pastors, church staff, directors of missions, etc.) or their spouses and four must be lay persons.
Four-Year Term
+Ralph Chapman, Elk City, First
+Eric Costanzo, Tulsa, First
+Ron Davis, Muskogee, First
+Jim Gebhart, Oklahoma City, Quail Springs
+David Lawrence, Weatherford, Emmanuel
+Doug Passmore, Lawton, First East
+Carl Storm, Kingfisher, First
+Earlene Washburn, Claremore, First
Three-Year Term
Jeanette Bradshaw, Stillwater, Eagle Heights
Alan Day, Edmond, First
Todd Fisher, Shawnee, Immanuel
Bill Ford, Shawnee, First
C. Henry Gold, Durant, First
Rusty Gunn, Sand Springs, Angus Acres
Danna Humphreys, Edmond, Henderson Hills
Don A. Scott, Nicoma Park, First
Two-Year Term
Reagan Bradford, Oklahoma City, Northwest
Greg Clifford, Bethany, Council Road
Danny Frazee, Oklahoma City, Wilmont Place
Scott W. Hamilton, Hinton, First
Tony Lambert, Del City, First Southern
Jeff Moore, Altus, First
Mike Rader, Elk City, Prairie View
Lloyd White, Oklahoma City, Southern Hills
One-Year Term
George Atkins, Weatherford, First
W. L. “Dub” Brown, McAlester, First
Bill Horne, Ada, First
Cecilia Morris, Wilburton, First
Scott Neighbors, Skiatook, First
Clyde Steelman, Wister, Bethel
Jim Westmoreland, Hollis, First
James Wilder, Grove, First
Board of Directors, The Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma
Article II of the Foundation’s Bylaws describes geographical, vocational and personal qualifications of the 20 directors. It specifies that 17 shall be lay persons and three shall be ordained ministers of the Gospel or in other church related vocations. At least five shall be women. In addition, four must have previous service on the board.

Four-Year Term
+Laura Corbin, Tishomingo, Bullard Chapel
+Dan Dunlap, Muskogee, Southeast
+Michele Hart, Weatherford, First
+Keith Johnson, Velma
+Scott Pryer, Tulsa, Parkview
Three-Year Term
+Tom Evans, Cherokee, First
Bryan W. Gilbert, Oklahoma City, Brookwood
Randy Ice, Oklahoma City, Village
Shirley Pogue, Ada, First
Karen Stephens, Ninnekah, First
Two-Year Term
Chuck Buland, Broken Arrow, First
+Mark Formby, Hominy, First
Gary W. Gibson, Oklahoma City, Southern Hills
Nancy Hemphill, Duncan, Immanuel
Greg Kannady, Kingfisher, First
One-Year Term
Steven Holloway, Elk City, First
Randy Long, Enid, Emmanuel
Lindel Pettigrew, Chickasha, First
Terry Tolbert, Ardmore, Trinity
Sherry Wall, Midwest City, First
Board of Trustees, Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children
Bylaws Article III of Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children addresses geographical requirements of the trustees and stipulates that 20 shall be lay persons and six shall be ordained ministers of the Gospel or others in church related vocations or their spouses; in addition, at least four must have previous service on the board.
Four-Year Term
+Doyle Brewer, Ponca City, First
+Gene Escoe, Lawton, Trinity
+Debbie Johnsen, Broken Arrow, Evergreen
+Leon Lusty, Oklahoma City, Central
+Doug Moore, Clinton, First
+Susan Updike, Muskogee, First
Three-Year Term
Patricia Cates, Leedey, First
Bill Clark, Fitzhugh, First
Deanna Huff, Oklahoma City, Capitol Hill
Jack Kimbler, Edmond, First
Roy Standridge, Lindsay, First
Martin Voelker, Mustang, Chisholm Heights
Trent Young, Comanche, Patterson Avenue
Two-Year Term
Johnny Busellato, Woodward, First
Brad Hawkins, Okeene, First
Bettye Hill, Idabel, Trinity
Gerrid Kendrix, Altus, First
Chris Kuwitzky, Norman, Bethel
Curtis Pryor, Purcell, First
One-Year Term
John Black, Ardmore, First
Ray Earley, Cartwright, First
John Elam, Woodward, Lincoln Avenue
Cynde Fuller, Collinsville, First
Rachel Gibbs, Tulsa, First
Dave Gillogly, Bethany, Council Road
Bowden McElroy, Tulsa, Southwood
Board of Directors, Baptist Village Communities of Oklahoma
Baptist Village Communities of Oklahoma Bylaws Article III provides criteria for selection of directors including geographical location, personal and vocational requirements. Of the 20 elected directors, three shall be ordained ministers or persons serving in church related vocations. There must be at least one director from each area of the state in which a BVC facility is located.
Four-Year Term
+Nita Biggs, Piedmont, First
+Donnie Crittendon, Lawton, Paradise Valley
+Mark Gandy, Oklahoma City, Quail Springs
+Dick Midkiff, Pauls Valley, Trinity
+Rob Ross, Oklahoma City, Capitol Hill
Three-Year Term
Linda Gibbs, Holdenville, First
Gerald Jolley, Cushing, First
Eddie Miller, Sand Springs, Broadway
Jimmie Musick, Sentinel, First
Barbara Nicholson, Durant, First
Two-Year Term
Harold Zane DeLaughter, Duncan, Immanuel
Russell Duck, Elk City, First
William Smith, Hugo, First
Charlotte Walter, Elk City, Prairie View
Ben White, Lawton, First
One-Year Term
Pat Belford, Miami, First
Abe Deutschendorf, Lawton, Trinity
LaVerne Dowding, Guthrie, First
Len Lacefield, Newalla, First
Dennis Taylor, Okmulgee, First
Audit Committee
Four-Year Term
+Craig Abla, Sulphur, First
+Bob Green, Broken Arrow, Arrow Heights
Three-Year Term
David Morley, Enid, First
Mike Ross, Oklahoma City, Capitol Hill
Two-Year Term
Alton Fannin, Ardmore, First
Martha Hoffman, Skiatook, First
One-Year Term
H. C. Bauman, Wyandotte, First
Robert Griffin, Oklahoma City, Brookwood
Ethics & Religious Liberty Committee
Three-Year Term
+David Hooks, Oklahoma City, Bryant Avenue
+Darla Neighbors, Skiatook, First
+Matt Smith, Blackwell, Immanuel
Two-Year Term
Linda Lowber, McAlester, First
Clayton Paslay, Rolling Hills, First
J. David Weston, Lexington, First
One-Year Term
Jerry Couch, Duncan, Immanuel
Steve Kern, Oklahoma City, Olivet
Jim Paslay, Henryetta, First
Historical Commission
Three-Year Term
+Lynn Gray, Meeker, Morning Star
+Martha Ray, Pawnee, First
+Michael Ridgway, Ponca City, Longwood
Two-Year Term
Bill Ascol, Owasso, Bethel
John Burns, Shawnee, Immanuel
J. A. Eddington, Broken Arrow, Evergreen
One-Year Term
Michael Dershem, Yale, First
Jody Hilliard, Duncan, First
Jack Stone, Anadarko, First
Recording Secretary
+Pat Wagstaff, Maysville, First
Assistant Recording Secretary
+Debbie Thompson, Tulsa, First
Historical Secretary
+Eli Sheldon, Oklahoma City, Portland Avenue
2011 Convention
Preacher: +Michael Williamson, Lawton, New Covenant
Alternate: +Bryan Fields, Poteau, Immanuel
(+Nominees. Italics denotes persons who are not ordained ministers of the Gospel.)
Respectfully submitted,
Shane Hall, chairman
Brett Allen Connie Faurot
Joe Dan Fowler Brad Hawkins
Lyn Johnson Bob Jones
Bill Leveridge Ledtkey McIntosh
William Noel Lance Sawyer
Mike Seabaugh Sherry Wilkinson
Walter Wilson

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