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ABCUSA: DAKOTAS EXEC NAMED
06 Feb 2001 13:00:20for <@conf2mail.igc.apc.org,conf-wfn.news>; Tue, 6 Feb 2001 13:03:54 -0800 (PST)
AMERICAN BAPTIST NEWS SERVICE
Office of Communication
American Baptist Churches USA
P.O. Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851
Phone: (610)768-2077 / Fax: (610)768-2320
Richard W. Schramm, Director
WALKER NAMED EXECUTIVE MINISTER FOR ABC
OF THE DAKOTAS
The Rev. Dr. Riley H. Walker was approved
unanimously by the Region Policy Board of the American
Baptist Churches of the Dakotas Jan. 19 as that region's
next executive minister.
He will assume his new responsibilities April 1. The
Rev. Truman Sproles has been serving as interim
executive minister since the retirement of Dr. Ronald E.
Cowles last July.
Walker has served as area minister for the
American Baptist Churches of Indiana for the past eight
and a half years. Previously he pastored First Baptist
Church, Bedford, Ind.; First Baptist Church, Summitville,
Ind.; and Burney Baptist Church, Burney, Ind.
He holds a B.A. degree from Bellarmine College,
Louisville, Ky.; an M.Div. degree from Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary, Louisville; and a D.Min. degree from
McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago.
The American Baptist Churches of the Dakotas,
one of 34 regions within American Baptist Churches USA,
includes approximately 52 churches and 5,600 resident
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