Farris to run for Pastor’s Conference president

Originally published at Western Recorder – http://www.westernrecorder.org

Inez—Owensboro pastor Travis Farris will be nominated for president of the Kentucky

Baptist Pastor’s Conference when it convenes Nov. 15 at Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion preceding the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

“Being a personal friend of Travis, I can attest to his godly character, and assure Kentucky Baptists he walks with the utmost of integrity,” Sam Schmidt, pastor of Inez First Baptist Church, said in nominating Farris.

“Travis understands the importance of the Cooperative Program, and he is a soul winner,” he continued. “I think that’s what we need in our convention right now for our pastors, someone who can exhort us and encourage us next year, and teach us the importance of soul winning.”

Schmidt also mentioned Walnut Memorial Baptist Church’s commitment to missions. “As if all those reasons aren’t enough, I believe Travis Farris is a devout man of God and a man of character. He is that kind of person that someone can follow and really get behind and support. I think he’d really be a great asset to our Kentucky Baptist pastors.”

Farris has been pastor of Walnut Memorial since May 2015 and has been in pastoral ministry for 14 years. He became a Christian at age 9 and was called to ministry as a young man, Schmidt noted.

A graduate of Clear Creek Baptist Bible College with a bachelors degree in pastoral studies, he earned his masters from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing a doctorate from Andersonville Theological Seminary.

According to the 2015 Annual Church Profile, Walnut Memorial, which has an average of 460 in attendance on a Sunday morning, reported 40 baptisms and gave $37,358, or 5 percent of its undesignated receipts of $754,135 to the Cooperative Program. (WR)