Good news for Christian churches ... especially Baptists
Suzii Paynter will (pending official approval) be the next Executive Director for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. I am a friend and fan of CBF, and of Suzii, and I couldn't be more pleased at this wise and exciting decision. I believe this is an excellent choice for CBF - one that will benefit all churches in the US, not just Cooperative Baptist ones.
I have had the privilege of meeting most of our heads of American communions and I can say that we are blessed with excellent leaders. Yes, our churches are passing through some challenging times on many levels, but with wise, forward-leaning, Spirit-guided leadership - as evidenced both by Suzii and the panel who selected her - we can be hopeful and confident about the future. Congratulations, Suzii, and congratulations, CBF!