Reports that Pastor Sam Green is going to quietly relinquish his title as president of the Southwest Region Conference seem to be changing the closer we get to the constituency meeting this evening to be held at Keene SDA Church in Keene, TX. The growing concern for choosing the appropriate men for leadership is at an all time high. It’s been reported that several senior ministers have addressed Pastor Davis and Pastor Weegar personally on their tactics to manipulate the process and whip votes by establishing a prayer line with senior ministers to solicit their cooperation in favor for these offices. My question still remains, if you, Pastor Davis and Pastor Weegar know that your brethren do not support you by even a margin of 80% why would you even seek an office? Why allow this type of conversation to go public for the entire constituency to witness? Is your desire for power so great, that you would risk dividing an already divided conference?
My question to constituents, whether you are for or against these two men ascending to these positions, have you stopped to consider what they have done globally to impact their own territories, conference, and churches? If you take away their charismatic skill sets for oration and break down their actual accomplishments, what have they built? We have pastors in this conference who have built schools, taken churches out of debt, and demonstrated high fiscal responsibility as administrators. It has been reported that Calvin Watkins, of South Atlantic Conference gave a compelling interview to the nominating committee for a clear path of financial relief and growth on soul winning and evangelism. I mean….that is why we are all here….right? It was reported that he also provided a deeper understanding and clear administrative plan to save our education program and schools. It was however too late the votes had been whipped to install Bernard, lets face it, we all like him and we all love him, but does that make him the right person for THIS job?
I must admit that I do share one concern raised by a contributor to my last post. Pastor Bernard is coming from a cash poor conference with major fiscal issues. What in his background demonstrates that he will be able to bring this conference out of our financial crisis? If he, as a top executive, for Central States couldn’t do it there how do we know his answer won’t be to just fire personnel as his predecessor Green did, when he overspent and saw himself in a financial bind? It’s been reported that he supports the ascension of Davis and Weegar above senior ministers who have served before them. As the nominee, why hasn’t he reached out to senior ministers to get an idea of the issues happening in the conference? Does he plan to plow through them like Green did? What is your plan Pastor Bernard? Senior ministers want to hear from you before casting their votes.
Remember it’s not about what I think I am simply raising questions. It’s what you think! YOUR VOTE COUNTS! Don’t just vote for people because you like them, knew them when they were a kid, or maybe had a crush on them in your younger days! Vote because you know above all others compared they are the most qualified!
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