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Antioch, TN—On Tuesday evening, September 27, 2011, the Board of Free Will Baptist International Missions, during a called session in Nashville, Tennessee, voted to employ Clint Morgan as general director. Morgan has served as interim general director since February 10, 2011. On Wednesday, September 28, the board convened in the International Mission’s conference room with the new director to discuss strategies and plans for moving the Mission forward in its quest to win souls, plant churches, and train leaders.
“The board is thoroughly encouraged by the selection of Brother Clint,” declared Board Chairman Danny Williams as he announced the board’s decision to the office staff. “We are convinced his stellar performance as interim director and his ability to think strategically eminently qualify him to lead this organization.”
“I’m humbled by the board’s confidence in me and excited at this new opportunity to impact the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ,” Clint disclosed. “I have totally enjoyed these months getting to know and work with the office staff. I trust my tenure as general director will strengthen and encourage our Mission family scattered around the world. Please pray for me,” Morgan requested, “that I will lead with spiritual wisdom, strategic acuity, and consistent excellence.”
Clint and his wife Lynette, daughter of pioneer medical missionaries Dr. LaVerne and Lorene Miley, served with excellence in Côte d’Ivoire (1976-2005). The couple spent two terms in evangelism and church planting before helping initiate and establish a Bible institute for training Ivorian leaders. Clint received a special assignment from the board in 2002 to research the possibility of the Mission entering creative access areas of the world. As a result, The Hanna Project was born in 2004. Clint was named its general director in 2010. Clint has also served as a regional director since the program’s inception in 2004. The Morgans ministered in France from 2007 to 2011. Clint and Lynette have four children (Trey, Adam, Aaron, and Autumn) and six grandchildren.
Board members attending this special session were Danny Williams (AL, chairman), Randy Wilson (OK, vice-chairman), Tom McCullough (MI, secretary), Nelson Henderson (AR), Jeff Manning (NC), Greg McAllister (CA), and Robert Morgan (TN), and Mark Price (OH).