About Keith Hinson

State Missionary Keith Hinson is an associate in Communications and Technology Services. His responsibilities include the ministries of public relations, Christian ethics, news and information, media relations, denominational relations, and assistance for the executive director in the areas of research and social media. Keith and his wife, Willa Dean, are members at Cloverdale Baptist Church, Montgomery where Keith currently serves as Interim Pastor.

Four Key Facts about Resolutions Adopted by Convention Meetings

At annual meetings of the Southern Baptist Convention and of various state conventions, including Alabama, resolutions adopted by messengers are often misunderstood. A resolution is non-binding. It is a snapshot in time of what messengers approved at one Convention meeting. A resolution is not a statement of Southern Baptist policy. It speaks only for the [...]

Facilities Usage Policy

Legal opinions differ as to the necessity of a church policy for the utilization of facilities. However, a proactive way to protect your church against future changes in the law is to adopt a facilities usage policy. If one is to be adopted, the following statement could be considered: “The use of church facilities shall [...]

Policy Suggestion – Marriage/Weddings

This information is designed to help autonomous Baptist churches think through vital issues and formulate their own internal policies. This resource, like virtually all past and present resources from the State Board of Missions, is not binding on local congregations, which are entirely self-governing. Permission to use this is not required. Download - A Potential [...]

Task Force on Sexual Misconduct in Churches

Every Alabama Baptist church is autonomous and each decides for itself how to conduct business. However, some customs and practices do prevail. These are suggestions for your consideration.Suggestions reflect Alabama law. You should contact your legal counsel when creating policies. Resources to Protect Your Church and Your Children: Protecting Children and Youth from Sexual Misconduct [...]