LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – Mayfield First Baptist Church Pastor Wes Fowler, who was the chairman of the recent Kentucky Baptist Convention executive director-treasurer search committee, will be nominated for first vice president of the KBC at the organization’s annual meeting in November.
C.B. Scott, Associational Missions Strategist of the Enterprise Association, said he will nominate Fowler for the position. He worked on the search committee with Fowler and came away impressed with his organizational skills.
“It’s one of the best search committees I’ve worked on and I’ve worked on a few,” Scott said. “Wes is a godly guy and he saw that that committee operated in a godly fashion. I was impressed with Wes Fowler from the beginning.”
The Kentucky Baptist Convention, the state's largest religious organization with 750,000 members, is scheduled to hold its annual meeting at Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington on Nov. 12.
Fowler, 42, has served as the senior pastor at FBC Mayfield since May of 2011. He is a native of Mayfield and FBC Mayfield is his home church. He served as youth pastor at FBC Valdosta, Ga., for eight years and was senior pastor of FBC Homerville, Ga., for two years before accepted the call to pastor his home church.
Scott said family is important to Fowler, who he called a strong husband and father and is someone who loves Jesus and the church.
“As I listened to him speak during the interview process, I came to find that Wes is a studious person,” Scott said. “He studies the scripture and he’s concerned about the theology and those issues that are before us today that some people really aren’t that concerned about. He wanted our next EDT to be solid theologically and he also wanted to be evangelistic and that’s one of the reasons we have this EDT (Dr. Todd Gray was nominated from the committee and eventually named the new executive director-treasurer of the KBC in August).”
Fowler earned his bachelor’s degree at Valdosta State University, his Master of Divinity at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and his Doctor of Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“I’m excited and honored anytime I’m asked to serve the KBC in any capacity,” he said. “My goal in serving as first vice president, if that’s the desire of the convention, would be to serve our pastors, to serve our mission board staff and to encourage.”
Scott said Fowler is detail oriented and will work perfectly in a leadership position within the KBC. “I knew I wanted to nominate him for something in the KBC because he’s the kind of guy we need.”
Fowler said he it would be an honor to encourages Kentucky pastors to stay in the scripture and keep prayer at the forefront of their ministries. He is honored to be nominated as the KBC vice president.
“My initial goal would be to go to work closely with the KBC president and put together a convention that is focused on prayer and the word and encouragement and that everything is done with excellence,” Fowler said
Wes and his wife, Tara, have a son Braxton, 10, and daughter Bryley, 6.