ABCHomes announces search for exec. director

    February 20, 2018

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    LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries Board of Trustees has appointed a five-member search committee to seek a successor for retiring Executive Director David Perry.

    The committee chaired by Joe Statton executive pastor of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church represents a cross section of board members and will be responsible for reviewing all resumes interviewing qualified candidates and making a final recommendation to the Board of Trustees. Other committee members are four laypersons: Tommy Papasan vice president from First Baptist Church Danville; Clara Cromer Immanuel Baptist Church Little Rock; Sharon Jones Second Baptist Church Arkadelphia and Josh Bryant First Baptist Church Rogers.

    “God is leading us to find someone who has a specific calling to the compassionate ministry of working with children and families” said Statton adding that candidates for the position must have an earned degree in a child-welfare field “an impeccable character and exceptional leadership skills.” The candidate should also demonstrate abilities in donor relations written and verbal communication fundraising and
    public relations.

    “The committee is asking Arkansas Baptists to pray for each of these committee members as they seek God’s will in finding the next executive director and for the person God is simultaneously leading to join Arkansas Baptists in the work of the Children’s Homes” said Statton.

    Resumes along with a cover letter and testimony of salvation and ministry call should be emailed to