Tony Wolfe will be nominated as the next executive director-treasurer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention.
The SCBC’s search team presented Wolfe’s nomination at a called executive board meeting Feb. 27 at First Baptist Church of Columbia. Team chairman Ian Geimer made the motion, which was then affirmed by the executive board. Wolfe currently serves as associate executive director of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.
“Our prayer from the beginning of this search process was to humbly submit to the leading of the Holy Spirit. I believe it was from this position that God led us to Dr. Tony Wolfe,” said Geimer, noting the search team is “unified in our nomination.” “It has been evident throughout our time spent with Tony that he is called, equipped and ready to lead South Carolina Southern Baptists.”
In his 23 years of ministry experience, he has served Southern Baptist churches in Texas and Louisiana as a denominational leader, interim pastor, pastor, worship leader, Christian educator and pastoral counselor. He brings a passion for the local church and for cooperation among Baptists to fulfill the Great Commission, the SCBC said.
Wolfe holds degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and Lamar University. He is currently in the ﬁnal stages of earning a Ph.D. in evangelism and missions from Southwestern, researching confessionalism and cooperation in Baptist history from 1609-1925.
Per the bylaws of the SCBC, the convention’s president Albert Allen gave notice of a called meeting, to be held March 20 at 1:30 p.m. at Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia.
Wolfe and Geimer will tour the state for meet-and-greet opportunities with South Carolina Baptists prior to the called meeting.
Wolfe and his wife, Vanessa, have two sons: Ethan, 20, and Aaron, 16.