Died • Bill Hogue, former executive director of the California Southern Baptist Convention, on Jan. 26 in Brownswood, Texas, from cancer. Hogue, 82, led to the "Covenant for a New Century" restructuring of the SBC in 1995.
Died • Jack Sparks, Campus Crusade worker who founded the 1970s' Christian World Liberation Front, on February 8 near Anchorage, Alaska, of a heart attack. Sparks, 81, later co-founded the Evangelical Orthodox Church.
Selected • Kenneth W. Starr, as president of Baylor University, on February 15. Starr, previously president of Pepperdine University's School of Law, replaces former Baylor president John Lilley fired in July 2008.
Died • Donald Wiseman, a professor who played vital role in Tyndale House and Tyndale Fellowship, on February 2. He was 92.
Died • Michael Harper, Archpriest of Antiochian Orthodox Church who led the Charismatic movement in the Church of England in the 1970s, on January 6. He was 78.
Stepping Down • Dick Bott, as president and CEO of Bott Radio Network in February, passing control of the media empire he founded in 1962 to son Rich Bott. The elder Bott will remain board chairman of the 82-station network.
Died • Glenn Penner, CEO of The Voice of the Martyrs Canada, on January 26 near Toronto from cancer. He was 48.
Stepping Down • L. Gregory Jones, as dean of Duke Divinity School, effective March 1, in order to become Duke University's senior advisor for international strategy. He has been dean since 1997.
Died • Norman Wagner, world-renowned leader among Pentecostals, ...1