The votes are in and we are excited to announce Mike Proud as the new Executive Director of Colorado Baptists! It is an exciting time in the life of Colorado Baptists! We are experiencing a very fruitful season of Kingdom work in Colorado and our new Executive Director will join hands and hearts with men and women who are committed to The Great Commission, which has been the aim of Southern Baptists for nearly two centuries.
Michael Proud, Jr. grew up and lived in Lafayette Colorado since the age of 10. Born in Panorama City, CA. He moved to Colorado after his parents’ divorce. Michael met and married Sally Lock on June 11, 1980. Sally is a Boulder native and the Proud’s oldest two daughters where both born in Boulder Community Hospital. Even though they have lived away from Colorado for a number of years, they have both considered Colorado as home for them.
Michael and Sally both trusted Jesus as their Savior at Mountain View Southern Baptist Church in Lafayette. This is the same church where Michael surrendered to ministry, was licensed and ordained. Michael and Sally will always be grateful for the influence of this church and the support they were given during their early years of ministry.
Michael has served as Director of Missions for the Orange County Southern Baptist Association since August 1, 2011. Prior to this he served Southern Baptist Churches in Missouri, Colorado, and California; 7 years as a staff member and 17 years as a senior pastor. Michael was Senior Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Aurora from 1998 to 2005. He also had the privilege to serve as the Director of Discipleship at the Mile High Baptist Association from 1999-2003. Immediately prior to becoming the Director of Missions, Michael served 2 years as Moderator for the OCSBA.
Michael received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Leadership from Colorado Christian University (1991); a Master of Divinity degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1994); and a Doctor of Ministry degree also from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2001). Michael and Sally have four grown children: three daughters (Andrea, Nicole, & Kadie), a son (Stephen) and two grandsons (Keilan & Kaiden). The Proud’s are excited about the opportunity to serve Colorado Baptists once again and very much look forward to what the Lord will do as we seek Him together!