The Tennessee Baptist Convention will eliminate up to 16 full- and part-time staff positions over the next several months, TBC Executive Director/Treasurer Randy C. Davis has announced. The changes “are not driven by the economy,” Davis emphasized, though “we are certainly sensitive to the impact of a down economy.” Rather, the changes are “driven by strategy to move us forward in accomplishing a clear objective: To assist the local church in winning the lost of Tennessee to Christ.”