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The Kentucky New Era
York and his family later moved from Christian County to Warren, Mich.His parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Wallace York, now live in Princeton.York is a professor of Christian preaching at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and pastor of the Buck Run Baptist Church in Frankfort.
That church has nearly 600 members.
During Tuesday's elections, York
received 686 votes from messengers, or delegates, to 627 for the Rev. Rusty Ellison of Walnut Street Baptist Church, Louisville's oldest Baptist congregation.
The opponents praised each other after the vote and pledged to work together.
Ellison had described himself as a "centrist" who embraces diversity, while York
described himself as a "conservative theologically" and said he
would only appoint committee members who believed in the "inerrancy," or literal truth, of the Bible.
"I believe grass-roots Kentucky Baptists believe the Bible from cover to cover," he
hopes to use the position to reach out to pastors at small churches and pastors who hold more than one job.He
wants to strengthen the relationship between the seminary and the convention's affiliated colleges, which include Georgetown College, Campbellsville University and Cumberland College
said he'd like the convention to draw on seminary faculty members for seminars and speaking engagements and tap seminary students for missions in areas of the state that lack churches.
The Kentucky New Era
The son of the Rev. and Mrs. Wallace York, Princeton, York is professor of Christian preaching and associate dean of ministry and proclamation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.He also serves as pastor of Buck Run Baptist Church in Frankfort and previously pastored in Lexington.York attended school as a youth in Christian County, including stints at both South Christian Elementary and Christian County High schools.His
family later moved to Warren, Mich.He earned an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, a master's degree in classical Greek from the University of Kentucky and a doctorate from the Mid-America Theological Seminary.
Viewing will be Friday, March 12, ...
Viewing will be Friday, March 12, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. at Longanacre Funeral Home in Fort Springs, WV.Funeral service will be Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Longanacre Funeral Home conducted by Wallace York, former pastor of man Baptist Church.Burial will follow at Clayton Baptist Church Cemetery in Clayton, WV.Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday ...
Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Wallace York and Pastor Edward Harris.
Funeral service will be conducted 11 ...
Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, at the Alum Creek Independent Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Frank Chapman and Pastor Wallace York.