Over the past fifteen months, Vision Baptist Missions, Inc. (VBM) has gone through an intense period of growth and restructuring. After the resignation of our former president in August 2021, VBM acknowledged that other changes must also occur within our organization. As such, VBM has focused on strengthening governance, increasing accountability, improving policies, and seeking wisdom from a multitude of counselors.
In October 2021, VBM established the Pastoral Advisory Committee (PAC), a group of Independent Baptist pastors who counsel and encourage the President and Executive Team of VBM as they develop and execute the policies and procedures of VBM. The PAC provides much godly influence that is a source of encouragement to VBM leaders. This PAC is currently led by Pastor Luke Wilkerson, PAC Chairman, and Pastor Matthew Herrell, PAC Vice Chairman. The names of the other pastors who form the PAC can be found on our website at www.visionmissions.org/about.
Another crucial part of VBM’s restructuring involved appointing a new independent Board of Directors to govern VBM. The purpose of this Board is to provide independent oversight and governance for Vision Baptist Missions, Inc., to ensure that the leadership pursues the mission of the organization in accordance with its policies and procedures, financial guidelines, and doctrinal statement.
Last week, on December 15, 2022, after months of prayer, planning, and preparation, a new independent Board of Directors held its first meeting. The names and offices of the VBM Board members are: John Pearson, Chairman; Snyder Turner, Vice Chairman; Wayne Naugle, Secretary; Todd Wipf, Treasurer; and Pastor Steve Hall.
Though our vision of evangelizing the world in our generation for the glory of God has not changed, we believe that the structural changes made at VBM will make VBM more accountable, healthy, and effective.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support as we remain dedicated to our mission of partnering with local churches to train and send missionaries worldwide.
Here to Serve,
VBM General Director