The new head of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship closed out a two-day General Assembly being described as one of the youngest and most upbeat Baptist meetings in years.
CBF head Suzii Paynter said organizational changes up for vote this week will allow the 22-year-old Fellowship to “move forward as an organization.”
High attendance, new governing structures and changes to constitution and bylaws are expected to mark General Assembly 2013.
The new executive coordinator tells CBF Florida that change will be the only constant in Fellowship life.
CBF's new executive coordinator says keeping a spiritual focus helps her undertake a demanding schedule of travel and meetings.
Suzii Paynter’s final week on the job at the Baptist General Convention of Texas included recognition by the state House of Representatives.
Texas Baptist leaders also approved a plan to forgive more than $3 million in debt owed by the Baptist University of the Américas.
Leaders of dozens of faith-based organizations warn that looming government budget cuts could have dire consequences for the poor.
With the leadership of two executive coordinators in hindsight, what will Suzii Paynter’s legacy be as the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s third leader?