The Louisiana Baptist Convention Executive Board voted unanimously to elect Steve Horn as the 19th executive director of the organization during the entity’s spring meeting at the Tall Timbers Baptist Conference Center in Woodworth May 7.
He was nominated by a search committee composed of board members and led by Waylon Bailey, president of the Executive Board and the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Covington. Horn will succeed David Hankins, who retires as executive director June 30.
“I am honored and humbled to be selected to lead Louisiana Baptists in our cooperative efforts at this crucial time,” Horn said. “I want to thank the search committee and entire Executive Board for their confidence in me. I look forward to earning the trust of all Louisiana Baptists. I am ready to go to work listening and learning.
“My prayer for Louisiana is as the apostle Paul said about his people — ‘My heart’s desire and prayer to God concerning them is for their salvation.'”
Bailey told the Baptist Message that “Horn is uniquely qualified and equipped to lead Louisiana Baptists at this time.”
“The search committee feels strongly that God has provided for us a leader ‘for such a time as this,'” he said.
Horn has served as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Lafayette since 2005. Before that, he led three other Louisiana congregations: New Haven Baptist Church, Natalbany; Satsuma Baptist Church, Livingston; and Highland Baptist Church, New Iberia.
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Source: Baptist Press