LifeWay’s Facts and Trends magazine has just released that Ben Mandrell, pastor of Storyline Fellowship in Arvada, Colorado, will be the search committee’s candidate to be the next president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources.
I heard him speak for the first time at the Pastors’ Conference this year and thought he was great, but had no idea this was coming! LifeWay kept this under wraps better than most of the others!
Go to Facts and Trends for all the information.
Just as an addendum, yes, we went 5 for 5 as a denomination in keeping the SBC’s entity heads white! Each hire seemed great but this is an opportunity missed. That is a tough thing for me. I wanted so badly for us to break the color barrier here, but I can’t say that any of the hires we made was a mistake. That is a true conundrum. If feeling that way is wrong, I don’t wanna be right – see if anyone gets that one.