Ardmore Pastor to Lead State Baptists

11-15-06 - An Ardmore pastor has been chosen to lead the General Baptist Convention of Oklahoma for the next 12 months.

Pastor Alton Fannin of First Baptist Church was elected president this week at the state convention.

He'll preside over the board of directors that guide the 750 thousand church members statewide.

Fannin has been preaching for 35 years and as served at First Baptist in Ardmore for 18.

His predecessor, Richard Hopper, served as president of the convention in the late 60s.