LITTLE ROCK – Greg Addison, 49, pastor of First Baptist Church, Cabot, since February 2007, has been named associate executive director of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC).
Addison, who was ABSC president from 2012-13, is expected to begin his new duties July 1. He replaces Jimmie Sheffield, who has served as interim associate executive director since 2013.
"It is exciting and a great honor to have Greg Addison working for the churches in the Arkansas Baptist State Convention," said J.D. "Sonny" Tucker, ABSC executive director. "The state fell in love with Greg as they got to know him while he was serving as state convention president. His experience as pastor, service as state convention president, passion for evangelism and his background as an attorney will make him a valuable asset to Arkansas Baptists."
Prior to serving at First Baptist, Cabot, Addison was pastor of East Side Baptist Church, Paragould, from 2002 to 2007.