I am very pleased with the announcement of Tom Elliff as the IMB's choice for President. Tom is a wonderful man of God and I believe will serve well. Not only does he have IMB experience, he also has experience as a local pastor. In addition, Tom Elliff has demonstrated his love for small church pastors. He was the IMB speaker at the 2008 Small Church Leadership Conference which I hosted in Lewisville, NC. The following is a video of his talk to small church pastors. I think it conveys some of the great qualities that Tom has and will be on display as he serves as the new IMB President.