Elected • Bryant Wright, as president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Wright is pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Ga.
Died • Dana Key, half of legendary Christian rock duo Degarmo & Key, on June 6 in Tennessee. He was 56
Appointed • Tom Lin, as director of the Urbana Student Missions Conference. Lin, currently an InterVarsity regional director, starts in February.
Died • Winston Crawley, primary architect of modern Southern Baptist missions, on June 14 in Virginia. He was 90.
Died • John Wooden, famous UCLA basketball coach known for his Christian witness, on June 4 in California. He was 99.
Died • Jimmy Dean, Baptist country singer best known for his sausage brand, on June 13 in Virginia. He was 81.
Died • Pamela Jolicoeur, president of Concordia College, on June 9 following a stroke. She was 65.
Elected • Glenn Burris Jr., as president of Foursquare Church. He has served as the Pentecostal denomination's interim president since September.
Appointed • David Norman, as president of embattled Erskine College. Norman is currently a higher education consultant at Best and Associates in Dallas.
Died • Ron Hembree, president of Cornerstone TeleVision Network, on June 10. He was 72.
Appointed • Michael Jinkins, as president of Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. He was previously academic dean at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Died • Kevin Leibensperger, bishop of the Evangelical Congregational Church, in a June 1 car crash in Pennsylvania. He was 54.
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