KBC announced Greenway as new president

Communications Staff — November 18, 2011

The Kentucky Baptist Convention (KBC) announced the election of Adam Greenway as its new president, obtaining 73.1 percent of the vote, at the KBC annual meeting, Nov. 15, 2011.

An assistant professor of evangelism and applied apologetics, Greenway is also senior associate dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

“Adam Greenway is a gifted leader and a friend to all Kentucky Baptists,” said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary. “I congratulate him on his election and am proud of his leadership in our state convention. Under the leadership of Adam Greenway and Paul Chitwood, I expect Kentucky to move into the future with conviction, passion, Great Commission fervor and vision.”

Russell D. Moore, dean of the School of Theology and senior vice president for academic administration at Southern, said of Greenway’s election: “Adam Greenway is a thoughtful, convictional leader. He will serve all Kentucky Baptists well, and I am glad he is part of our Southern Seminary faculty training the next generation of pastors and missionaries.”

At 33 years old, Greenway is the youngest KBC president in history. Furthermore, Greenway will be the first full-term president to serve alongside Paul Chitwood, the recently elected KBC executive director-treasurer who served at Southern Seminary as associate professor of evangelism and church growth from 2007 until 2011.

Greenway served as the KBC’s first vice president in 2009-10, as a member of the Mission Board and, in 2009, as the chair of Mission Board Size Study Committee. Currently, he is the convention’s parliamentarian.

Greenway has held pastorates along with assistant and interim positions at churches in Florida, Texas, Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. He is a member of First Baptist Church in Mount Washington, Ky. He holds an undergraduate degree from Samford University, a master of divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctor of philosophy from Southern Seminary.

Additionally, Greenway co-edited the books Evangelicals Engaging Emergent and The Great Commission Resurgence (both B&H Academic).

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