Myles Dowdy to lead Convention’s Missions and Ministries team

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Myles Dowdy of Brandon was elected lead catalyst of the Florida Baptist Convention’s Missions and Ministry Team during the Nov. 14 State Board of Missions meeting at Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater.

Effective Jan. 1, the 57-year-old Dowdy will assume the position left vacant by Craig Culbreth who was named as catalyst for the East Florida Region.

In this new role, Dowdy will oversee the Convention’s work in community ministries, migrant missions, disaster relief and recovery, and women’s missions and ministries/missions education. He will focus on the Convention’s missions partnerships.

Dowdy and Tommy Green, executive director-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention have served in ministry together since 1989. “Myles has a heart and passion for missions, particularly in Cuba and Haiti, and a deep understanding for these places,” having traveled to the two places combined seven times.

With a background in counseling, Green noted that Dowdy “understands the hurts that people go through and sees many of the domestic difficulties that are attributable to hunger and other physical needs that are lacking in one’s life.”

A native of New Orleans, La., Dowdy has served as minister of counseling/administration at First Baptist Church of Brandon, from August 1996 to the present time. He also served as minister of education/administration at First Baptist Church of Buford, Ga., from 1989-1996 and as pastor of churches in Suwanee, Ga., and Gulfport, Miss.

Dowdy received the Bachelor of Arts from Samford University, the Master of Divinity and the Doctor of Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, La.

He will reside in Jacksonville.

By Barbara Denman, Florida Baptist Convention, December 14, 2016

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