Spring Executive Committee Highlights
BURLESON, TEX. – On March 22, 2023, a quorum of members was present at the Southwestern Union Executive Committee regularly scheduled meeting. Southwestern Union President Carlos Craig called the meeting to order at 9 a.m. The meeting began with an inspiring devotional given by James Shires, Oklahoma Conference president.
Conference Progress Report
Carlton P. Byrd, D.Min., Southwest Region Conference president, gave a victorious report of the progress in the Southwest Region Conference.
Stephen Brooks, Southwestern Union executive secretary, presented both the Southwestern Union 2022 annual membership report and the 2023 year-to-date membership report for Feb. 28, 2023. The Southwestern Union reported 3,541 baptisms and professions of faith for the year 2022, and during the same year, it experienced an adjusted total membership growth of 2.21 percent. As of Feb. 28, 2023, the Southwestern Union reported a year-to-date adjusted membership of 122,135 souls. To God be the glory for continued growth in the Southwestern Union.
It was voted for the Southwest Region Conference to ordain Emmanuel Kumah to the gospel ministry.
John Page, Southwestern Union treasurer, presented the Southwestern Union financial report. In the year 2022, the Southwestern Union experienced a 4.6 percent increase in tithe. Page expressed his appreciation for the continued faithfulness demonstrated by the church members of the five local conferences in the Southwestern Union.
A vote was taken to approve an Inter-Conference and Union transfer for the Bloomfield Spanish Church of Bloomfield, N.M. to be transferred from the Rocky Mountain Conference of the Mid-American Union to the Texico Conference of the Southwestern Union.
The Committee voted in support of the Growing Together Initiative.
The meeting adjourned with prayer by Southwestern Union President Carlos Craig. The next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Sept. 6, 2023.
By Stephen Brooks