By Will Hall, Baptist Message executive editor
LAKE CHARLES, La. – Steve James, pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church in Lake Charles, Louisiana, announced Feb. 13 his intention to nominate Bart Barber, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Farmersville, Texas, for a second term as president of the Southern Baptist Convention during the 2023 SBC Annual Meeting in New Orleans this June.
James and Barber served together on the board of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
According to information supplied to the Annual Church Profile, FBC Farmersville reported 14 baptisms in 2022 and averaged 320 in weekly worship. The church collected $1,014,990 total undesignated receipts, with $108,276 given through the Cooperative Program. The church also gave $64,713 to the 2022 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering as well as $630 to the 2022 Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.
Barber is a graduate of Baylor University and has both an M.Div. and Ph.D. from Southwestern. He and his wife, Tracy, have two teenage children.
Based on reporting by Baptist Press.