GREENSBORO, N.C. (ABP) — Mike Creswell, a 24-year veteran of the International Mission Board, is expected to join the staff of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina in mid-September to promote giving to the convention's mission budget.
Creswell will become senior consultant for Cooperative Program Missions Giving. He will promote the convention's four giving plans, which include the traditional Cooperative Program contributions associated with the Southern Baptist Convention as well as options for supporting other Baptist entities and mission causes. The new position was approved two years ago, but Creswell is the first person hired to fill the position.
Creswell worked in the public relations department of the South Carolina Baptist Convention from 1974-80, then joined the IMB as associate editor of The Commission magazine from 1980-88. Since then, he has worked with the IMB as an overseas correspondent and communications consultant, reporting on mission work in Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East. Creswell and his wife, Christie, lived in Belgium for 10 years, and have been in England for the past five years. They have two grown daughters, Kelli and Tara.