HLGU’s Allen to nominate Wells as registration secretary

BALTIMORE – Anthony Allen, president of Hannibal-LaGrange University, has announced that he is going to nominate Jim Wells, strategic partners team leader for the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC), for his 13th term as registration secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) at the June 10-11 annual meeting here.

Anthony Allen, president of Hannibal-LaGrange University, described Wells as a humble servant “deeply committed to the Lord Jesus Christ, to his local church, the MBC and the Southern Baptist Convention.”

“Jim Wells has proven his character and ability as Registration Secretary of the SBC, and continues to provide excellent and visionary leadership by enlisting the next generation in the registration process of the convention,” Allen said.

Prior to his current work with the Missouri convention, Wells served nearly 12 years as director of missions for the Tri County Baptist Association in southwest Missouri.

He has served as a member of the SBC Executive Committee, president of the Missouri Baptist Convention Directors of Missions and as a leader in various Baptist associations.

Wells has been in ministry since his days as a student at Hannibal-LaGrange College (now University) in the late 1960s when he concurrently pastored two country churches.

He was Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s 2004 national alumnus of the year, and Hannibal-LaGrange awarded him an honorary doctor of sacred theology in 1999.

He and his wife Judy are members of Second Baptist Church in Springfield and have a grown daughter and a granddaughter.