Georgetown, KY – The Kentucky Baptist Convention’s mission board voted Monday (Nov. 12) during its annual convention in Lexington to wait for one year on a decision whether or not to end its ministry partnership with Georgetown College. A special study committee of the KBC had recommended a motion to end its relationship with the historic college. 

Weeks after President Crouch announced his retirement (effective June 30, 2013), the administrative committee of the KBC recommended a postponement of the vote in order to determine how a new president will lead the college as it relates to the KBC.  The mission board voted unanimously to delay the Georgetown vote.

“The college has enjoyed a long relationship with the KBC, and desires to maintain a relationship,” said the College’s Director of Religious Life,  H.K. Kingkade.  The college has relationships with several Baptist groups including the Baptist World Alliance, the four National Baptist Conventions, Regent’s Park College, Oxford University as well as other Baptist entities. 

The fate of Georgetown’s longest Baptist relationship will be determined next November as the KBC meets in Paducah, KY for their annual meeting.

For the Associated Baptist Press story on this event, click here.