LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) - A pastor known for being evangelistic as well as a staunch supporter of the Cooperative Program will be nominated for president of the 2022 Pastor’s Conference of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
Kyle Noffsinger, pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Princeton, will be nominated for that position by Darrell Crawford, pastor of Living Hope Baptist Church in Hopkinsville.
“It has been a joy to become close friends with Kyle over the last several years,” Crawford said in announcing his intention to nominate Noffsinger at the November Pastor’s Conference in Owensboro.
“I was ministered greatly by his leadership for years before I even knew him. For years, Kyle served on the Caldwell/Lyon Baptist Association’s evangelism team and was responsible for helping bring speakers in from all over the country to preach at the Western Kentucky Evangelism Conference in Princeton,” he said.
“Kyle worked hard serving not only his church and association well, but the entire western part of our state — bringing dear brothers who faithfully preached the Word, men such as Hershael York, Adam Greenway, Bob Pitman, Fred Luter, Jeff Iorg, Bob Morrison, Herb Reavis, Ronnie Stinson, Sr. and Ronnie Sivells, just to name a few. I am confident that, given the opportunity, the entire state would equally be served well by his leadership as Pastor’s Conference president.”
Noffsinger accepted the call as senior pastor of Southside earlier this year. The church gives 13 percent of its undesignated receipts to the Cooperative Program.
Crawford pointed out that Noffsinger has a history of being personally active in missions, working with an unreached people group in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is currently pursuing a doctor of ministry degree in church revitalization at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, April, have been married 20 years. They have five children ranging in ages from 2 to 18.
Noffsinger said he is a “Kentucky Baptist pastor who has benefitted greatly by Kentucky Baptists.
“Over the years, both me and my church have been blessed by the opportunities afforded to me through our state convention,” he said. “The best preaching, training and support I’ve been exposed to have come right here in the commonwealth. Since November 2004, my soul has been nourished at every KBC Pastor’s Conference. I view the possibility of my election to president of the conference as my opportunity to give back to Kentucky Baptists a small portion of what has been given to me. As a pastor who has been blessed, I want to be a blessing to pastors.”
Dan Summerlin of Lone Oak First Baptist Church was elected president of the Pastor’s Conference for 2020 and John Lucas of First Baptist Church in Pikeville was elected president for 2021. Both men were elected at last November‘s conference.
Noffsinger’s brother, Jeff, pastor of Dripping Springs Baptist Church in Olmstead, was president of the Pastor’s Conference in 2012.