The board of Free Will Baptist North American Ministries met on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the National office building in Antioch, Tennessee. All nine members of the board along with directors from NAM were present except for Rev. Kerry Steedley, volunteer director of chaplain support, who was absent for a family member’s funeral. It was reported that finances are up and expenses are down for the current period of 2018. The Church Extension Loan Fund is strong and NAM currently manages $73M in investments. Other “housekeeping” items were discussed and approved. The most significant change, voted unanimously by the board, was to restructure the staff and to hire a new director to serve in the area of finances. New titles and responsibilities were discussed as follows:
Dr. H. David Crowe, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Dr. Brad Ransom, Chief Training Officer (CTO)
Rev. Kenneth Akers, Chief Operations Officer (COO)
Unknown, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Rev. Rick Bowling, Cross Cultural Officer (CCO)
Rev. Kerry Steedley, Chaplain Support Officer (CSO)
While most responsibilities remained the same a few duties were added to some staff in anticipation of a CFO being hired in the near future. We are excited for FWBNAM and the future of our department. While we have a rich and fruitful past, we anticipate an even brighter future. New and exciting things are happening at NAM and we continually appreciate your prayers and support.