Juan Sanchez to be nominated as SBTC president
August 17th, 2017 / By: Keith Collier | Managing Editor / comments
GRAPEVINE—Juan Sanchez, pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, will be nominated as president of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention at the annual meeting in Dallas, Nov. 13-14. Steve Washburn, pastor of First Baptist Church in Pflugerville, will nominate Sanchez, who has served the past two years as secretary of the convention.
Sanchez was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Florida with his family at 8 years old. He confessed Christ as savior as a teenager in 1983.
Sanchez has been pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church since 2005 and has also served churches in Florida, Georgia, Indiana and Texas. In 2016, High Pointe gave $50,202.35 through the SBTC to Southern Baptist causes, including $19,708.97 through the Cooperative Program. The church also planted Cedar Pointe Baptist Church in Cedar Park with assistance from the SBTC church planting department.
Sanchez holds a bachelor of music degree from the University of Florida as well as a M.Div., Th.M. and Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He is a council member of The Gospel Coalition and cofounder and president of Coalición.