LITTLE ROCK – A number of staff changes were announced at the Dec. 9 meeting of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Executive Board.
Tim Wicker was announced as the new team leader of the ABSC church planting team. Wicker replaces Robby Tingle, who is moving to the executive and administrative team to serve as associational missionary liaison. Wicker previously served as a member of the church planting team. J.D. “Sonny” Tucker, ABSC executive director, told board members that Tingle continues to work part-time as he recovers from a serious auto accident earlier this year.
Darrel Ray was introduced as the new evangelism specialist for the evangelism and church growth team. Ray previously served as Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) campus director at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville for 27 years.
Randy Garrett is the new part-time ABSC disaster relief director, who previously served as a disaster relief contractor. He fills the position left vacant since Bill Cantrell retired in November 2013.
Additionally, a number of in BCM staff position changers were announced as well.
Jared Farley is the new BCM campus minister at Henderson State University, replacing Neal Nelson.
Ryan Scantling is the new BCM campus minister at Arkansas Tech, replacing Ray.
Brad Branham is the new BCM campus minister at the University of Central Arkansas.