The Texas County Baptist Association recently named a new director of missions.
The Rev. Paul Posey and his wife, Sherri, are moving to Houston to fill a position vacated in April 2009 with the retirement of Raymond Laramore.
The Poseys come to Texas County from Tipton, where he was pastor of the First Baptist Church.
The Poseys met Jan. 16 with the executive leadership team and pastors of Texas County Baptist Association at the First Baptist Church in Houston. The group, which cited Posey’s experience in camps and mission projects, voted to call the Rev. Posey as director of missions.
The Poseys will live in Houston, where they are in the process of purchasing a home owned by First Baptist Church.
A Mississippi native, Posey received his bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1981 from Mississippi College in Clinton, Miss., his master’s in education in 1991 from Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss., and master of arts in religious education in 1998 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
He has served as bi-vocational pastor; minister of students, music and youth; and youth and education in Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Missouri. He was a special education instructor in those same states.
The Poseys have two grown children. Sherri Posey has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mississippi College in Clinton, Miss., and is working on her master’s in Christian counseling.
Members of the search committee that selected Posey were: Gordon Rhodes, chairman; Van Kirkwood, vice chair; Jimmie Beard, Phil McGuire, Tommy Boyd and Ted Moore, moderator.
Paul Posey’s duties begin Feb. 21. Rhodes and Moore shared the director of missions duties in the interim.