CORBIN, Ky. (KT) – Central Baptist Church Pastor Chad Fugitt, who has led five churches in southeastern Kentucky with evangelism and discipleship as his hallmark, will be nominated to become the next president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
Pastor Andrew Dyer from Corinth Baptist Church in London intends to nominate Fugitt at the KBC’s annual meeting in Lexington this November.
“Chad serves with wisdom and humility,” Dyer said. “He has a proven track record of leadership in a variety of roles in KBC life. He understands the relationships between the president and the executive director-treasurer and state mission board, which is important during this time of transition.”
Fugitt said he would accept the nomination.
His current ministry at Central Baptist Church has experienced tremendous growth with more than 250 baptisms in the past eight years. The church adopted a disciples-making-disciples process that has already witnessed 15 percent of the church’s average attendance becoming involved.
Fugitt has served in multiple leadership positions for Kentucky Baptists including becoming 2nd Vice-President of the KBC in 2007-2008, president of the KBC Pastor’s Conference in 2011, serving on the state’s Great Commission Resurgence Task Force in 2009-2010, serving two terms on the KBC Mission Board and six years on the Administrative Committee, two terms on the KBC Committee on Nominations and in varying roles in his local association.
Central Baptist Church is faithful to the Cooperation Program, including giving 11.5 percent to CP Missions in 2018.
Missions is an important aspect of Fugitt’s ministry. His church has adopted a village in the Andres Mountains of Peru and has been influential in having a church planted there.
Fugitt came to know Jesus as a senior in high school through the witness of a Campbellsville University student and later was called to ministry. He graduated from Clear Creek Bible College in 2001 with a bachelor of arts in ministry and graduated with a master of divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville in 2005.
He has served as pastor of churches in Madison, Casey, Nelson, Wayne and Whitley counties.