Posted by William Nunnelley on 2000-02-17

Dr. Earl Potts, former Executive Secretary and Treasurer of the Alabama Baptist State Convention, has been named Director of Ministerial Placement at Samford University.

In this capacity, he will supervise the Church Placement program, which assists students in ministry job placement, and Samford Sunday, which schedules student ministers to preach in Alabama Baptist churches.

Dr. James R. Barnette, University Minister, announced Dr. Potts' appointment. "We are thrilled he will be joining us in this capacity," said Dr. Barnette.

Dr. Potts will continue to serve as an adjunct faculty member of Samford's Beeson Divinity School.

A Randolph County native, Dr. Potts is a graduate of Samford and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was pastor of McElwain Baptist Church in Birmingham before joining the State Convention as Director of Church Ministries.

Dr. Potts served as Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the State Convention from 1984 until his retirement in 1990.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.