Executive Director Search

To the Churches of the Dogwood Trails Baptist Association,

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven”, Ecclesiastes 3:1

For the past twelve years, Lee Welch has faithfully served Dogwood Trails Baptist Association as its Director of Missions/Executive Director. In addition, he has served this association as a faithful pastor prior to that appointment.

Recently, Bro. Lee informed the Administrative Team of DTBA of his decision to retire as of August 31, 2021. As with everything in life, there is a proper time, and Bro. Lee feels that he and Marolyn feel this is the time the Lord has revealed for him to step aside and be available for whatever else God has for them. Marolyn will be retiring from Jacksonville College in June.

This information was shared by Bro. Lee with the Executive Board, made up of the pastors, staff and elected messengers of DTBA at our Quarterly Meeting on January 26th. There will be more details forthcoming regarding recognition for Bro. Lee for a job well done at a later time.

Bro. Lee has made this announcement early so as to allow for the process of transition to get underway. Recommendation was presented to the Executive Board and approved that the DTBA Executive Director Search Team be made up of the Administrative Team as well as the Chairmen of the four teams of DTBA (Teaching, Evangelism, Adoration & Missions). The search team has begun meeting.

This is where we need and desire your input. The search team has formulated a survey to gather information from you, the leaders and churches of DTBA, regarding what should be the areas of focus for both the association and the new Executive Director going forward. Whether you have been an active participant, a non-participant, or anything in between, we want to hear from you. This association is a network of cooperating churches and we are much better when we are working together. We believe our past has prepared us for where we are not, and the future is bright.

We have prepared a survey, which we are encouraging you to complete, which addresses these areas. The link to the survey is the BOLDED text below this letter. You can complete the survey in the following ways: 1) Through the link to the form, 2) By opening the link and saving the form and e-mailing it to DTBASearch@gmail.com or 3) Hand-writing your responses and sending them to the associational office when you receive your survey in the mail using the included self-addressed stamped envelope. We are asking that you return them by Monday, March 15th, 2021.

The search team also requests your prayers as we represent you in undertaking this process. We recognize that as we have a “change of seasons”, this is both a time of celebration for our past and an opportunity for the future.

In Christ,

Lee Evans – DTBA ModeratorMike Miller – DTBA Vice-Moderator, Matthew Timmons – DTBA Clerk, DTBA Teaching team chair, Kevin Willmott – DTBA Treasurer, Jerry Horine – DTBA Evangelism team chair, Tony Watson – DTBA Adoration team chair, David Dixon – DTBA Missions team chair



Please click HERE to take the survey