Dr. Willie McLaurin is a native of North Carolina. He currently serves as the Vice President for Great Commission Relations and Mobilization for the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee. The past 15 years he served as the Associate Executive Director of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board. He has faithfully stewarded the Gospel for 25 years. Those years have afforded him the privilege to serve as Senior Pastor, Interim Pastor, and motivational speaker. Dr. McLaurin currently serves as Interim Pastor of the Multigenerational Immanuel Baptist Church, Lebanon, TN. He is the author of two books, Which Race are You Running and Very Important Purpose. He has studied at North Carolina Central University and Duke University. He served in the United States Army Military Intelligence Corp where he was attached to a Special Operations Unit. He enjoys traveling, reading, running and spending time with his family. Dr. McLaurin’s passion is equipping existing and emerging leaders with tools to transform their church and community. An Effective communicator of God’s Word, Willie is widely known for his practical and dynamic teaching style which helps people apply the timeless truths of Scripture to their everyday lives. Willie and his wife, Antonia, reside in Nolensville, TN where they have the awesome privilege of being the parents of two amazing daughters, Sierra and SiChanna.