Cary man may lead state Baptist group

From Staff ReportsJanuary 27, 2006 

Leaders of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina have nominated an insider with 12 years of administrative experience to become the organization's top executive.

Milton Hollifield, executive leader for Mission Growth Evangelism at the state convention, is the choice of a search committee. If approved at a special meeting of the convention to be held April 11 in Winston-Salem, he will become the executive director/treasurer.

Hollifield, 55, of Cary, has been with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina since 1993 and has support of moderates and conservatives within the state convention. It is North Carolina's largest religious body with 4,000 participating churches.

The top position became vacant when Jim Royston resigned last year after seven years at the helm.

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