DALLAS (ABP) – WorldconneX, the new Texas Baptist missions network, added two part-time staff members, adopted a preliminary budget for 2004 and rented office space near downtown Dallas.
Meeting in Dallas on Dec. 9, the network's administrative committee selected Frank Dang of Keller to become part-time ethnic and emerging-church associate.
Dang is a first-generation Vietnamese-American who has been an associate pastor at NorthWood Church in Keller for three years. In January, he will begin serving as bivocational pastor of the Vietnamese Church of Fort Worth, a mission of Travis Avenue Baptist Church.
Carol Childress of Rockwall will join the WorldconneX staff as part-time information and evangelical networking associate. Childress will resign from the WorldconneX board to assume the staff position. She will continue to work part time with Leadership Network, a Dallas-based organization that works with innovative large-church leaders.
Dang and Childress will join Bill Tinsley, network leader, and his associate, former missionary Stan Parks, on the WorldconneX staff.
The network recently signed a lease for office space at 1409 South Lamar in Dallas.
The committee adopted a basic operating budget of $594,450 and agreed to recommend as a new board member missions strategist Bill O'Brien of Frisco, Texas. Pending confirmation by the board of trustees, he will replace Keith Parks, who resigned from the WorldconneX board after his son joined the network's staff.
O'Brien served with Parks as a vice president at the Southern Baptist Convention Foreign Mission Board. He also was director of the global missions center at Beeson Divinity School at Samford University.