Todd Fisher was approved to serve as Oklahoma Baptists’ next executive director with a unanimous vote by state convention board members during a special-called meeting Oct. 5.
He assumes the position Jan. 1. Senior associate director Joe Ligon will continue as interim executive director until Dec. 31.
Fisher, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Shawnee, Oklahoma, since 2003, is currently serving a one-year term as president of the convention. His term concludes at the end of the annual meeting, which is scheduled for Nov. 15.
Along with being on the schedule to deliver the convention sermon, Fisher also will be presented for formal approval as executive director during the meeting.
He succeeds Hance Dilbeck, who stepped down in July to become president-elect of GuideStone Financial Resources.
Fisher has 30 years of pastoral experience and has served in a variety of roles in Southern Baptist Convention life.
Fisher earned master of theology and doctor of philosophy degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and holds a doctor of ministry from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also has a master of divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a bachelor of arts from Oklahoma Baptist University. He has taught at Oklahoma Baptist University as well as Southern and Southwestern seminaries.
Fisher and his wife, Jamy, have three children.