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BCF TRUSTEES WELCOME NEW MEMBERS AND ELECT NEW LEADERSHIP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 26, 2011


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BCF President welcomes new trustees: Kenric Conway, pastor of the Family of God Baptist Church in Panama City; Thomas A. Kinchen, President of The Baptist College of Florida; Jimmy Legg, pastor of Mayo Baptist Church in Mayo; Doug Medlin, member of Westside Baptist Church in Gainesville; and Dozier Johnson, member of the Thomasville Road Baptist Church in Tallahassee.

One of the major keys in the life of any educational institution is the Board of Trustees. This group of men and women holds primary responsibility for approving policy and choosing leadership for the school. Trustees at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville are no different in their responsibilities, but they are very different in their performance. According to Thomas A. Kinchen, BCF President, "I have had the privilege of working with Boards of some type for all of my adult life. I have never had a group that is more in tune with the mission of the institution than our current Board."

Trustees for The Baptist College of Florida are elected by the Florida Baptist Convention for three year terms. They are then eligible to serve an additional three years. At their January 21, 2011 meeting, the Board welcomed four new members. New members include: Kenric Conway, pastor of the Family of God Baptist Church in Panama City; Dozier Johnson, member of the Thomasville Road Baptist Church in Tallahassee; Jimmy Legg, pastor of Mayo Baptist Church in Mayo; and Doug Medlin, member of Westside Baptist Church in Gainesville. According to Kinchen, "Membership on the Board is usually balanced with pastors or other church staff and lay members. This gives us a strong perspective of Baptist life. These new members represent a strong commitment to our Lord and the mission of the College."

The Board of Trustees also elected new officers for 2011. Tracy Clemmons, a member of First Baptist Church of Marianna, was elected to serve as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Wayne Briant, pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Sarasota, was elected to serve as Vice Chairman. And Luther Beauchamp, member of First Baptist Church of Chiefland was re-elected to serve as Secretary. "These men have served faithfully as members of the Board," stated Kinchen, "and I am convinced that they will provide stellar leadership as we move into an exciting new year."

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BCF Board of Trustees elect 2011 officers: Tracy Clemmons, Chair; BCF President Thomas A. Kinchen; Wayne Briant, Vice Chair, and Luther Beachamp, Secretary (not pictured).

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