CORNING – Mike Vinson, a certified public accountant (CPA) from Corning, represents district three for the Arkansas Baptist News Board of Directors, and he has served since 2014. Vinson owns his own accounting practice in Corning.
Vinson is a member of First Baptist Church, Corning, where he serves as a men’s Sunday school teacher, deacon and member of the praise team.
He is a trained disaster relief team member for Current-Gaines Baptist Association’s feeding unit and has served on deployments to New York, Houston and across Arkansas.
Over the years, he has made six mission trips to Mexico and has participated in nine trips to Haiti since 2010. The last five trips to Haiti were to Hope Rising Children’s Home. For the last three years, he has served on their board and is currently the president of the board.
“Any time I have been asked to serve, I view it as an opportunity to make a difference for the Lord,” said Vinson. “God has blessed me with certain gifts, skills and talents, and whenever I can use them for His glory, I find satisfaction in that. Hopefully, I am doing that for the ABN.”
In his spare time, Vinson enjoys playing golf, exercising and helping coach his granddaughter’s summer softball team. He loves spending time with his family and is looking forward to his second grandchild coming in December.
“I think the Arkansas Baptist News is a vital link in keeping Arkansas Baptists connected and informed,” said Vinson. “Small churches in particular need to hear and learn from others, and the paper is a great resource.”