J. Brent Walker, the longtime executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty has announced that he will retire at the end of 2016. Read about Walker’s announcement here.
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter, who serves on the BJC Board of Directors, offered the following comments regarding Walker’s tenure as head of the BJC, a CBF partner:
“The BJC has flourished under Brent Walker’s leadership. Religious liberty is the foundational right in the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution and essential to the vitality of living in freedom in the U.S. and beyond. Brent has used the best of the BJC’s rich legacy and history to generate a future-oriented narrative that establishes the BJC as a leader in the days to come. Thank you, Brent. Don’t hang up your shoes too soon—even in retirement the BJC Board expects to call on you.”