An Inside Look: IMB Trustee Meeting

Ever wonder what goes on at an International Mission Board trustee meeting? Well, look no further, because in this new video, IMB President Dr. Paul Chitwood is here to take our Southern Baptist family behind the scenes.

Last week’s trustee meeting was a busy one. Todd Lafferty was unanimously elected as the new Executive Vice President for the IMB, and Dr. Paul Chitwood was officially installed as the 13th president of the IMB. Additionally, Roger Alford was affirmed as the new vice president of communication, and will take up those duties starting March 1. But most importantly, Southern Baptist churches sent out 19 new missionaries¬†at the February 6 Sending Celebration.

Trustee meetings are an important time to discuss strategy, make appointments, and vote on administrative matters, but as Dr. Chitwood shares here, the most powerful and precious moments are those spent with our Southern Baptist missionaries. As always, it was a joy last week to talk to, laugh with, and worship alongside IMB missionaries at every stage of their appointment and service journey, from the newest appointees to honored retirees.


Jaclyn S. Parrish worked as a writer for IMB in South Asia. She currently serves in the US as a writer, editor, and social media associate for IMB. You can follow her on Twitter at @JaclynSParrish.