Curtis Woods—an assistant professor of applied theology and biblical spirituality at SBTS, a trustee for LifeWay, and co-interim executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention—was recently named the chairman of the Resolutions Committee for the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Birmingham, AL.

Woods is only the second African American to chair the committee joining Norris Sydnor, the 1982 chairman, according to Baptist Press. A few listeners have asked about other Resolutions Committee chairpersons, so we compiled a list going back to 1980 for reference.


Year Name Position Org/Church State
2019 Curtis Woods Co-Interim State Exec Kentucky Baptist Convention Kentucky
2018 Jason Duesing Provost Midwestern Seminary Missouri
2017 Barrett Duke State Exec Montana Baptist Convention Montana
2016 Stephen Rummage Pastor Bell Shoals Baptist Church Florida
2015 Steve Gaines Pastor Bellevue Baptist Church Tennessee
2014 David Dykes Pastor Green Acres Baptist Church Texas
2013 Steve Lemke Provost New Orleans Seminary Louisiana
2012 Jimmy Scroggins Pastor First Baptist Church, West Palm Beach Florida
2011 Paul Jiminez Pastor Taylors First Baptist Church South Carolina
2010 Russell Moore Dean Southern Seminary Kentucky
2009 Danny Akin President Southeastern Seminary North Carolina
2008 Darrell Orman Pastor First Baptist Church, Stuart Florida
2007 Gerald Harris Editor Christian Index Georgia
2006 Tommy French Pastor Jefferson Baptist Church Louisiana
2005 Gene Mims Interim Pastor College Heights Baptist Church Tennessee
2004 Calvin Wittman Pastor Applewood Baptist Church Colorado
2003 Mike Hamlet Pastor First Baptist Church, North Spartanburg South Carolina
2002 Frank Harber Pastor First Baptist Church, Colleyville Texas
2001 Danny Akin Provost Southern Seminary Kentucky
2000 Hayes Wicker Pastor First Baptist Church, Naples Florida
1999 Al Jackson Pastor Lakeview Baptist Church Alabama
1998 Mike Whitehead Vice President Midwestern Seminary Missouri
1997 John Sullivan State Exec Florida Baptist Convention Florida
1996 Nancy Victory Member Broadmoor Baptist Church Louisiana
1995 Charles Carter Pastor Shades Mountain Baptist Church Alabama
1994 Tommy D. Lea Professor Southwestern Seminary Texas
1993 James Merritt Pastor First Baptist Church, Snellville Georgia
1992 R. Albert Mohler Editor Christian Index Georgia
1991 David Hankins Pastor Trinity Baptist Church Louisiana
1990 Mark Corts Pastor Calvary Baptist Church North Carolina
1989 Mark Coppenger State Exec State Convention of Baptists Indiana
1988 Jerry Sutton Pastor Two Rivers Baptist Church Tennessee
1987 Tom Melzoni Pastor Central Baptist Church Tennessee
1986 Alan Sears Member Walnut Street Baptist Kentucky
1985 Larry Lewis President Hannibal-LaGrange College Missouri
1984 E. Bailey Stone, Jr. Pastor First Baptist Church, Odessa Texas
1983 Tal Bonham State Exec State Convention of Baptists Ohio
1982 Norris Sydnor, Jr. Pastor Riverside Baptist Church Maryland
1981 Charles D. Graves Pastor Nichols Hills Baptist Church Oklahoma
1980 Wayne Allen Pastor East Park Baptist Church Tennessee

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