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RICHMOND, Va.(BP) -- Unity, fellowship and promises of mutual support characterized the installation of International Mission Board President Paul Chitwood and the Sending Celebration of 19 newly appointed international missionaries on Wednesday (Feb. 6).
Chitwood is the 13th president of the Southern Baptist Convention's 173-year-old International Mission Board. The special service took place at Grove Avenue Baptist Church, in Richmond, Va.
Southern Baptist leaders from across the convention and a number of state conventions attended the event, which included worship led by The Summit Church from Raleigh-Durham N.C., remarks by SBC President J.D. Greear, a charge by former IMB President Tom Elliff, and a response by Chitwood. WMU Executive Director Sandy Wisdom-Martin and IMB President Emeritus Jerry Rankin also participated in the service, which featured testimonies from the 19 new missionaries. Read More