Texas Baptists officers re-elected to second terms


WACO–Officer elections bookended the business session of the 132nd Texas Baptists Annual Meeting Monday afternoon in Waco. Danny Reeves, pastor of First Baptist Church of Corsicana, was re-elected president; Joe Fields, pastor of New Beginnings Baptist Church in Lewisville, was re-elected first vice president; and Jim Heiligman, pastor of First Baptist Church of Bryan, was re-elected as second vice president.

With First Vice President Fields presiding, Reeves was nominated for his second term as President of the convention by Bobby Bell, a messenger from First Baptist Church of Edna and district judge. Prior to his pastorate at FBC Corsicana, Reeves served as pastor in the First Baptist Church of Edna and McGregor. Reeves has also served on staff in Mart, Big Lake and Blanket. Reeves previously served as second vice president from 2015-2016.

“Now more than ever we need a strong, God-fearing servant and leader like Danny Reeves to lead us into the future and to help us navigate these choppy waters ahead,” said Bell.

Fields was nominated by Craig Christina, pastor of Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church in Dallas, for a second term as First Vice President. Fields planted the New Beginnings Baptist Church in Lewisville in 2009, which was recognized as one of the top giving African American churches to the Cooperative Program for 2017. Fields also founded Camp Exalted, a week-long Texas Baptists youth camp. 

Heiligman was nominated by Rene Maciel, a messenger from First Baptist Church of Castroville and former BGCT President. Heiligman is the pastor of First Baptist Church of Bryan and has previously served as pastor of First Baptist Church of Castroville, and on staff at churches in Moody, Jacksonville, and Charlotte. 

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