This post contains the election results from the EFCA One conference which was held in Austin, Texas on June 21, 2017.
“A little learning is a dangerous thing.”
“A little rebellion now and then is a good thing and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.”
Thomas Jefferson in a letter to James Madison January 30, 1787
The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.
Proverbs 18:15 NIV
The EFCA One met in Austin, Texas recently. I wrote two posts about key issues before EFCA One which you can read below.
- “Proposed Changes at EFCA One in Austin, Texas: Changing the Statement of Faith on Premilllennialism, and is Academic Freedom Being Threatened at Trinity International University?“
- “Why the EFCA Should Reject the Biblical Sexuality and the Covenant of Marriage Resolution at the 2017 EFCA One Conference in Austin, Texas.”
Below is the business section and election results from the June 21 session.
Rob Harrell, Austin Oaks Church, Austin, Texas
EFCA VICE MODERATOR
Pablo Cachon, New Hope Church, New Hope, Minnesota
EFCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
*Ruth Evans, Open Table Church, Atlanta, Georgia
Philip Abode – Crossover Bible Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma
*Rick Terrell, Hope Church, Mason, Ohio
Diane Martinez – Shoreline Community Church, Santa Barbara, California
EFCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS – District superintendent representative
Eddie Cole, Eastern District Superintendent
BOARD OF MINISTERIAL STANDING: Pastors
*Jeffrey Keegan, Trinity EFC, Woodbridge, Connecticut
Michael Rice, The Orchard Bible Fellowship, Kingsbury, California
BOARD OF MINISTERIAL STANDING: District Representative
*David Linde, North Central District, Minnesota
Linda Bishop, First EFC Fullerton, Fullerton, California
Zach Guyton, Bethany Church, West Orange, New Jersey
Bill Culbertson, Kenosha Bible Church, Kenosha, Wisconsin
TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY BOARD OF REGENTS
Bill Kynes, Cornerstone EFC, Annandale, Virginia
Quintin Stieff, Valley Church, West Des Moines, Iowa
Carl McNair, First EFC, Rockford, Illinois
*Judy Bradish, The Orchard, Arlington Heights, Illinois
*Steve Hawn, Five Oaks Church, Woodbury, Minnesota
*Melody McSparron, Christ Community Church, Leawood, Kansas
Motions and Proposals
Proposed Amendments to Trinity and EFCA Bylaws
The EFCA Board of Directors proposed amendments to the Trinity International University Bylaws and to the EFCA Bylaws were approved.
Motion to Amend Article 9 of the EFCA Statement of Faith
The EFCA Board of Directors introduced a motion to amend Paragraph 9, Article III of the Articles of Incorporation of the EFCA, the Statement of Faith. Introduced at the 2017 Business Session, the motion will be acted on by the 2019 Conference.
EFCA Conference Resolution: Biblical Sexuality and the Covenant of Marriage
The EFCA Board of Directors unanimously recommended a Resolution to the 2017 Conference for consideration and approval. The Resolution on Biblical Sexuality and the Covenant of Marriage was approved.