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IMB President Paul Chitwood to Speak at First Baptist Forney

September 28th, 2020 / By: Bonnie Warren | First Baptist Forney / comments

IMB President Paul Chitwood to Speak at First Baptist Forney

FORNEY—On Sunday, Oct. 11, Paul Chitwood, President of the International Mission Board (IMB), will speak at First Baptist Forney during both the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services. 

Chitwood has served as president of the IMB since 2018. He previously served as executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, starting in 2011. For 18 years prior to that, Chitwood served as the pastor of local churches of varying sizes. Chitwood earned the Master of Divinity and Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and served as a faculty member of the seminary between 2002 and 2018. Currently, he is pursuing a master’s degree in nonprofit administration from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. He and his wife, Michelle, have four children.

Since its beginning in 1845, the IMB has had one goal: bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost peoples of the world. Technological advances have provided unprecedented opportunities for missionaries to spread the gospel, and Southern Baptists have reached into areas previously considered forbidden by political barriers. The IMB currently has 3,613 field personnel who engage 1,209 of the 11,732 people groups globally.

Every person in the community is invited to hear Dr. Chitwood speak. First Baptist Forney is located at 1003 College Street in Forney, Texas, 75126 (across from Claybon Elementary).  For more information, call the church office at 972-564-3357 or visit the website at