Executive board recommends Randy Adams as exec
>> By Cameron Crabtree
VANCOUVER — The Northwest Baptist Convention executive board will recommend Randy Adams, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s church outreach team leader since 2004, as the convention’s next executive director. Adams – approved by the board at a Feb. 21 meeting — must be elected by NWBC messengers at a called meeting slated for April 11.
A specific time and place for the called meeting is pending.
Adams, 51, was the unanimous choice of a 5-member search committee appointed last summer by NWBC president Steve Schenewerk. If elected by convention messengers in April, he will succeed Bill Crews, 77, who is retiring.
Meeting at convention offices in Vancouver, WA, the board voted unanimously to move the recommendation forward after about 90 minutes of questions and answers with Adams.
“I hope I’ll be worthy of your confidence and your vote,” Adams said after the vote was announced. “Thank you for your heart to reach the Northwest. We hope to join you in that very soon.”
Among topics Adams discussed with the board was the importance of relying on God for the evangelistic task in Oregon, Washington and north Idaho.
“One of the greatest concerns I have is that we often rely on what we know and what we’ve done,” Adams said. “I don’t ever want to become a person who doesn’t trust in the Lord. We need what we can’t do — we need God to intervene … in reaching the lost in the Northwest. One of the things I see as important is calling us to a deep dependence and obedience to the direction of God.”