KANSAS CITY, Kan. (ABP) — James McCrossen, an ordained American Baptist, has been appointed interim president at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Kan. McCrossen, a member of the school's board of directors, was named to the position by his fellow directors at a meeting in early November. Thomas Clifton retired as president in August.
Central is affiliated with American Baptist Churches USA and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Benjamin Griffin, president at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, Mass., since 1995, announced he will retire June 30, 2004. Andover Newton is also affiliated with the ABC.