LITTLE ROCK – Terry Bostick, 46, pastor of First Baptist Church, Oxford, Ala., has been named team leader of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) evangelism and church growth team. He replaces J.D. “Sonny” Tucker, who served in the position before being named ABSC executive director in December 2012.
Bostick is no stranger to Arkansas, having previously served as a team member of the ABSC evangelism and church growth team from 1999 until 2006, when he became pastor of First Baptist, Oxford.
While in Arkansas, Bostick was interim pastor of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Cabot; Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro, and Eastside Baptist Church, Paragould, as well as adjunct professor at Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia.
“I’m excited about coming back (to the state),” Bostick told the Arkansas Baptist News. “I love Arkansas Baptist churches. I want to encourage pastors and laypeople to help them accomplish their mission – which is to reach the lost for Christ. My goal is to help congregations move outside the walls of the church as they share the gospel.”