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ABCHomes names Brown next executive director
David Perry (left), executive director of ABCHomes, presents Derek Brown with a gift following his being voted in as the organization's next executive director effective Dec. 1. Photo by Caleb Yarbrough/ABN

ABCHomes names Brown next executive director

Sep 27, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Derek Brown, 36, clinical director of Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries (ABCHomes), has been named the agency’s next executive director.

The agency’s board of trustees search committee made the announcement during a board meeting Sept. 27 at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) building. The vote of the committee was unanimous.

Brown succeeds David Perry, who has served as ABCHomes executive director since 1979. Perry officially retires on Dec. 1, but he will continue to serve as part-time executive director emeritus from Dec. 1 to April 1, 2019, to assist Brown’s transition into his new leadership role.

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