The Executive Board of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana (SCBI) met on Monday, May 9, to vote on Scooter Kellum to serve as the Team Leader of Leader Empowerment and Mobilization, a new Executive Leadership Team role at the SCBI. The board unanimously voted to approve Kellum for the role, which he begins at the end of July.

Kellum has been serving as the Youth Ministry Strategist for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions since June 2015. Prior to that, he worked in student ministry in various churches. 

“I am excited to join Dr. Ryan Strother and the Indiana Baptist family,” Kellum stated. “Serving church leaders to produce Kingdom impact is my passion. I owe a great deal of gratitude for Dr. Rick Lance and Alabama Baptists for their investment in me over the last 7 years.”

In his new role with the SCBI, he will ensure the SCBI’s next step strategy of serving churches runs efficiently, as well as work to cultivate growth and care for SCBI church leaders. Scooter is known as a leader who networks well and draws leaders together to pursue gospel advancement.

“Scooter will be an incredible asset to our SCBI staff to help us take a momentous step in better serving our churches. His ability to relate to all leaders and oversee our new strategy will help us become a convention of strongly connected churches. While his leadership is for all of our convention, we get a bonus in that his expertise in student ministry will move us into supporting youth and collegiate ministry in stronger ways,” says Dr. Ryan Strother, SCBI Executive Director.

He and his wife Chelsea, have 4 kids. Please keep his family in your prayers as they transition from Alabama to Indiana this summer.