SBTS student becomes first African-American executive at KBC

Communications Staff — June 29, 2012

The Kentucky Baptist Convention (KBC) Mission Board appointed Curtis Woods as associate executive director for convention relations, during a special-called meeting, Tuesday, June 26, 2012.

According to KBC President Adam Greenway in a convention news release, Woods, a doctoral student at Southern Seminary, will be the first African-American to hold an executive-level position in an “old line” Southern Baptist state convention.

“I congratulate Kentucky Baptists and Curtis Woods on his election as an associate executive director for the Kentucky Baptist Convention,” said R. Albert Mohler Jr, president of Southern Seminary. “This is a sign of God’s favor and it makes a wonderful statement about Kentucky Baptists and the determination of Baptists of this state to reach its people and to be a state convention that looks like Kentucky.”

Since 2006, Woods served as Baptist campus minister at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Ky. He completed a master of theology at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas before enrolling in Southern Seminary’s doctor of philosophy program in biblical spirituality. Woods and his wife, Tracy, live with their children in Frankfort, Ky.

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