Published March 8, 2012
WINTER PARK, FL — Anthony George, pastor of Aloma Baptist Church, announced to his congregation on Sunday evening, March 4 that he has accepted the invitation of Charles Stanley to serve as assistant pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta.
George was elected as the fourth pastor of Aloma in June of 1997. After fifteen years of effective service to the Central Florida church he will be concluding his ministry to assume his new role in Atlanta on April 22.
The Mississippi native is a graduate of Criswell College in Dallas TX and Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Through his passionate preaching and dynamic leadership Aloma has grown into a regional church for metro Orlando.
According to the Florida Baptist Witness George will be resigning his seat on the Florida Baptist Convention’s State Board of Missions, where he serves as chairman of the Denominational Polity and Practice Committee. He will also find it necessary to resign his service of 12 years in Florida’s seat on the Board of Trustees at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, TX, where he has chaired the Academic Administration Committee for the past four years.
According to the Aloma website the Florida pastor made his decision after a nine-week period of intense prayer, agonizing and soul-searching. George will come to Atlanta to serve alongside Stanley, age 79, who is often referred to as America’s Pastor, because of his extensive InTouch ministry.
A source at First Baptist Atlanta indicated that no comment would be available about George answering God’s call to come to Atlanta until Dr. Stanley makes the announcement on Sunday, March 11.
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