New York Baptists Elect New President

( [email protected] ) Oct 14, 2004 01:51 PM EDT

The executive board of the Baptist Convention of New York elected its fifth executive director on Oct. 2, 2004. Terry Robertson, senior pastor of Madison Baptist Church in New Jersey, will succeed J. B Graham in leading the 35-year old convention.

The official change of leadership will take place during the New York Convention’s annual session, slated for Nov. 4-5 at the Saddle Brook Marriot in N.J.

The Convention, part of the larger Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), includes 394 churches in New York, northern New Jersey and southwestern Connecticut.

Robertson served as the New York representative on the SBC Executive Committee since 1995, and was on the SBC Committee on Nominations in 2002. Robertson also served on the executive board of the Baptist Convention of New York from 1995 to 1998.

A native of Alabama, Robertson is a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. (1977) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (1979). He also was a pastor in Alabama while attending seminary.

Robertson and his wife, Elizabeth, have three sons.