Texas pastor Kason Branch will be nominated for second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, during the SBC Annual Meeting in New Orleans, June 13–14.
Branch, pastor of Creekstone Church, North Richland Hills since 2016, will be nominated by Michael Criner, pastor of Rock Hill Baptist Church, East Brownsboro. Criner described Branch as a “snapshot of who we are as Southern Baptists.”
“When given the opportunity to serve our state convention (Southern Baptists of Texas Convention) or the SBC, Kason has exercised wisdom and discernment,” Criner said in a statement to Baptist Press, May 22. “His leadership is exceptional and his relationships broad.”
Experience with helping churches
Branch has the ability, Criner noted, “to see the best in others which enables him to become a peacemaker among other pastors.
“His work as a church planting catalyst for the Send Network has helped launch and strengthen many churches in the Fort Worth region,” he noted. “Kason exemplifies what a partnership in the Great Commission looks like and I am thrilled to nominate him for this role.”
In addition to serving as a part-time church planting catalyst for Send Network SBTC, Branch served on the SBC Committee on Committees in 2022. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, and he received his master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Branch and his wife, Shanea, have two children.