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Texas Baptist Home for Children president Eddie Marsh resigns

March 10th, 2017 / By: Texan Staff / comments

Texas Baptist Home for Children president Eddie Marsh resigns

WAXAHACHIE—The board of trustees for the Texas Baptist Home for Children accepted the resignation of President Eddie Marsh, effective immediately, during a special session March 9. According to a statement from board chairman Charles Johnson, Marsh, who has served as president for 12 years, “has chosen to take retirement.”

“The board thanks Bro. Eddie for his service to the Home during his term as the leader of the Home ministry.  Our prayers are extended to him and his wife Lynda as they transition to the next place of service the Lord has for them in His Kingdom’s work,” the statement continued.

Randy Odom, executive vice-president of Texas Baptist Home, will serve as interim president until a replacement is selected. Jami Hogan, programs administrator, will assist Odom in leading the organization. Trustees said the two have 41 combined years of employment at the home and have served during similar times of transition in the past.

“The trustees are confident with God’s helping hand, gifted leaders, and strong staff members working in one accord that the Home ministry will continue to successfully function during this vacancy,” the statement read.

Trustees decided to spend the next month in prayer before beginning the search for a new president. Guidelines for the process will be determined at the regular quarterly board meeting on April 11.

Texas Baptist Home for Children is an affiliated ministry with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.