Church planter Rondie Taylor will serve as the next executive director of the Wyoming Southern Baptist Mission Network (WSBMN).
Taylor, pastor of Living Hope Church in Green Hills, Wyoming, was elected June 5 in a unanimous vote by the network’s executive board.
“I’m very excited about the selection of Rondie as our new exec,” said Quin Williams, who has led the network for the last five years. “He’s a very bright young man. He’s got a vision for the future, and that’s definitely what we need. And he has a love and a commitment to places like Wyoming.”
Taylor’s church launched in 2017. Prior to planting Living Hope, he served in churches in Oregon and Montana. He is a graduate of Corban University in Salem, Oregon and Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention, headquartered in Ontario, California.
Equipping church leaders
The WSBMN, headquartered in Casper, is focused on church planting, church strengthening, discipleship and connecting pastors who serve across a large geographical area, Williams said.
Around 70% of Southern Baptist churches in Wyoming are led by bivocational pastors, he said.
Taylor’s anticipated start date is Sept. 1, and Williams plans to continue to serve during the transition through the end of the year. Taylor and his wife, Melody, have three children.