A Facebook Announcement from the Southwest Region Conference:

On Sunday, May 23, the Southwest Region Conference Executive Committee convened at the Dallas City Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church to elect a new president. The committee met and prayerfully considered several esteemed candidates. After being led by the Holy Spirit, they ultimately voted to elect Dr. Carlton P. Byrd as president. In addition, the executive committee voted to name Philip Palmer to serve as interim executive secretary in addition to serving as conference treasurer.

We praise the Lord for His presence and guidance during the meeting and congratulate Dr. Byrd in his new role. Let’s pray for Dr. Byrd and his family as they transition into this new chapter in their ministry.

From AT: Dr Byrd has been serving as lead pastor of the Oakwood University Church and as speaker/director of Breath of Life Ministries. He replaces Calvin Watkins Sr., who was recently elected to become the vice president for evangelism and regional liaison at the North American Division.

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