David Hardage to Retire From Executive Director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas

David Hardage preaches in chapel at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in September 2021. SWBTS photo

DALLAS (BP) – David Hardage, executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT), has announced plans to retire following more than 10 years of service.

Hardage was appointed as executive director in January of 2012 by the BGCT Executive Board. Prior to his service with the BGCT, Hardage had served as director of development for Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary. He also served as the director of the Waco Baptist Association and pastored churches in Texas and Oklahoma.

Before his role as executive director, Hardage was deeply engaged in denominational life, serving as chairman of the BGCT State Missions Commission, chairman of the BGCT Missions Funding Committee and trustee at East Texas Baptist University and Latham Springs Camp and Retreat Center. He also served on the BGCT Committee on Committees.

Hardage received his bachelor’s degree from Baylor University. He also earned a master of divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo.

Hardage’s tenure as executive director was preceded by Randal Everett, who held the post from 2008 to 2011, and Charles Wade whose service spanned from 1999 to 2008, among others.

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Source: Baptist Press