Gus Reyes to direct Texas Baptist CLC

After conducting a nationwide search to replace CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter, the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission selected a new leader already on staff.

By Bob Allen

gus reyesGus Reyes, director of affinity ministries and Hispanic Education Initiative for the Baptist General Convention of Texas, has been named director of the state convention’s Christian Life Commission.

Reyes, who has a Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has been on staff at the BGCT since 2002. He succeeds Suzii Paynter, who stepped down last year to become executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in Decatur, Ga.

“Dr. Reyes’ work with education and immigration reform on a state and federal government level has proven his passion and ability to give a voice to those who have no voice,” said David Hardage, executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. “After receiving applications and conducting interviews from a national search, we discovered the person God has placed before us for this position was already with us.”