Dr. Bill Henard is a prince among gentlemen. His track record of faithful ministry and selfless denominational service reflect the very best tradition of Kentucky Baptists. He will make a strong and fitting successor to Dr. Jim Richards as our First Vice-President. The best recommendation for Dr. Henard would be to spend time getting to know Porter Memorial Baptist Church and Dr. Henard's incredible ministry there. I'm thankful for his labors to oppose casino gambling in Kentucky, which were successful. Google "Bill Henard" and you'll find glowing appraisals of his ministry, his preaching, and his denominational leadership. I only know of one occasion on which he has been a victim of the darker side of the blog world, and both the praises and the criticism make me all the more enthusiastic about casting a ballot for him.
You're most likely to know who Dr. John Newland is because of the NFL's much-publicized bullying of Newland's Fall Creek Baptist Church in Indianapolis two years ago. That's why you know Newland, but that's not why you ought to vote for him. Rather, you need to know that Newland, the team leader for church planting in Indianapolis, has a heart for winning Indianapolis for Christ and a set of feet and hands to match. He's a humble, dedicated, devout, godly man for whom the Super Bowl crisis was merely an unplanned nationwide revelation of what has been in his heart all along—a determination to lift up Christ in his community and to carry the gospel throughout the world.