Hardage nominated for BGCT executive director

DALLAS (ABP) -- David Hardage -- a veteran Texas Baptist pastor, associational leader and seminary development officer -- will be nominated as the next executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

DALLAS (ABP) -- David Hardage -- a veteran Texas Baptist pastor, associational leader and seminary development officer -- will be nominated as the next executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Ron Lyles of Pasadena, Texas, chair of the executive director search committee, notified the BGCT executive board Dec. 14 the committee is recommending Hardage to succeed Randel Everett, who became pastor of First Baptist Church in Midland. Texas, Jan. 16.

The Executive Board will vote on the committee’s recommendation at a called meeting Jan. 12.

Hardage serves as director of development for Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary. Previously, he was director of Waco Regional Baptist Association.

He served 13 years as pastor of First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Hardage is a graduate of Baylor University. He earned a master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Ken Camp is managing editor of the Baptist Standard.