Posted on : Wednesday August 27, 2014
David and Susan Hall are greeted by Will and Sandy McRaney of the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network/BCMD.

David and Susan Hall are greeted by Will and Sandy McRaney of the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network/BCMD.

By Shannon Baker

BEL AIR, Md.—David Hall, former pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Bel Air, Md., will serve as special assistant to Will McRaney of the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network/BCMD, effective immediately.

On Sunday, August 24, Hall was recognized for his 24 years of service at Oak Grove Baptist Church, where under his leadership, the church “has been the leader, pacesetter and model for the other churches in the area of financial investment to the Cooperative Program,” said McRaney, executive missional strategist for the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network/BCMD. He explained the Cooperative Program supports “the cooperative missions of all our Southern Baptist ministries and missionaries, both in the Mid-Atlantic region and around the world.”

McRaney shared the network’s appreciation for Hall’s “faithful and generous service to various ministries, which expand God’s Kingdom from local neighborhoods, to churches of the Mid-Atlantic region to the uttermost parts of the world.”

In his newest position, Hall will focus on the promotion of the Cooperative Program and Gofwd MidAtlantic, the annual state missions offering for the multi-site network, as he serves alongside McRaney.

“On behalf of the entire Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network of churches in the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware, I want to express our deepest gratitude to you for your faithful service to our Lord and to His church at Oak Grove Baptist Church and your personal passion for those without Christ,” McRaney said.

He also recognized Hall’s local service on the Network’s General Mission Board and as president of the Pastor’s Conference; and his national experience on the Executive Committee of the SBC, as the Chairman of the Business and Finance Committee, and co-chairman of the Host Team for the SBC this summer as Baltimore hosted the 2014 Southern Baptist Annual Convention.

“These all demonstrate the magnitude of Hall’s involvement in and contributions to the SBC,” McRaney said.