Dennis Conner serves as a regional mission catalyst with the Baptist state convention.

Prior to joining the state convention in January 2020, Dennis served as a pastor, church planter and church planting catalyst.

In his current role, Dennis and his wife, Cindy, have returned to the area where he first began serving in vocational ministry. Dennis has also served as a North American missionary in Phoenix and Chicago.

His educational journey includes an associate degree in liberal arts from Davidson County Community College, a bachelor’s degree in religion from Chowan University and a master of divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. He is currently pursuing a doctor of education degree at Southeastern, researching and writing about organizational leadership in the local church.

Dennis is passionate about history, current events, NASCAR, the Chicago Bears and the Chicago White Sox. He also enjoys reading biographies and business books and articles. He writes regularly, loves preaching and reinvests in the growth and maturity of others.

Dennis and Cindy like to explore new places together. Frequently, they are accompanied by their Australian shepherd, Bikkie.