John Gordy serves as a regional mission catalyst with the Baptist state convention.

John previously served with the state convention from 2016-2019 as a strategy coordinator. John and his wife, Pat, have served with the International Mission Board for 38 years, in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. His most recent assignment was mission globalizer for the southern cluster of the Sub-Saharan Africa Affinity in Johannesburg, South Africa.

John earned a bachelor’s degree from Samford University, a master of divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, a doctor of ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Northwest University in Potchefstroom, South Africa. Pat is a licensed RN and has a master’s degree in biblical counseling.

John and Pat have three children and 10 grandchildren living in Texas, South Carolina and Kenya.