DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has named Joshua Speight as its Ministries Manager. In this role, Speight will provide leadership for spiritual formation and leadership development as well as resource Fellowship churches, partners and constituents.
Speight comes to CBF from the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship, where he has served as associate coordinator of missions since 2008. Prior to joining KBF, he was associate pastor of North Riverside Baptist Church in Newport News, Va.
Speight is a graduate of Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky., and Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas. While a student at Truett Seminary, Speight was assistant to the pastor at Seventh & James Baptist Church. He has also served CBF-partner Passport Inc. in several capacities including as a Bible study leader, youth mission project coordinator and Passport Liberia staff member.
A member of the Kentucky Council of Churches, Speight has been recognized by Kentucky USDA Rural Development for his leadership in KBF’s Extreme Build project in McCreary County last year. He has chaired the steering committee of Current, CBF’s young leaders network, and was awarded the CBF Young Baptist Leadership Award in 2012.
“Josh Speight is one of the most gifted young leaders in our Fellowship,” said Bo Prosser, CBF Ministries Coordinator. “He is a proven leader. His leadership in congregational settings and in the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship has been strategic and creative. Josh brings a wealth of congregational knowledge to our work as we seek to creatively resource congregations.”
Speight said that he looks forward to joining the CBF staff and working alongside the Ministries team to support the work of congregations across the Fellowship.
“I feel humbled by the confidence placed in me by Bo Prosser, Harry Rowland and others on the CBF Ministries team,” Speight said. “For almost six years I have had the privilege of serving the people and congregations of Kentucky — a place that has nurtured me and my family. It will be my joy and honor to promote the work of CBF and our partners.”
CBF is a fellowship of Baptist Christians and churches who share a passion for the Great Commission and a commitment to Baptist principles of faith and practice. The Fellowship’s mission is to serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission.