Ritchie returns to Arkansas, joins ABSC staff

LITTLE ROCK – Clint Ritchie, former pastor of First Baptist Church, Hampton, and Swifton Baptist Church, Swifton, who has served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Yazoo City, Miss., since 2014, is returning to Arkansas.

Ritchie, 40, has joined the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) missions team as community missions mobilization specialist.

“Ritchie (will be) serving in the area of community missions in promoting, implementing and evaluating the overall strategy of community missions among ABSC churches and associations,” said Bob Harper, ABSC missions team leader.

“Clint will help our churches to be more mission-minded no matter what size congregation they might be. He has demonstrated that he is a leader in reaching out to the community with the gospel of Christ with various mission projects and ministries in the local churches he has served in. We are grateful for his heart for missions and his love of Arkansas Baptists.”

Ritchie said he welcomes the opportunity to return the investment the ABSC has played in his ministry and personal development and is excited to serve the churches of the convention.

“God is doing great things through Arkansas Baptists, and it is my privilege to be part of it,” said Ritchie.

Ritchie and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Addison Elizabeth, 13, and Whitley Gracyn, 9.

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