Another fired Southern Baptist International Mission Board missionary doing church youth ministry and missions in the SBC
Elliott Freeman According to his bio on the Meridian University staff page , Elliott Freeman g raduated from the University of Oklahoma and received his Mdiv from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary . He and his wife, Leslie, served as missionaries for 6 years in southeast Asia. Elliott, Leslie and their 4 children are now members of First Baptist Church Sapulpa Oklahoma. Meridian University is a biblical training school for missions founded by Ralph Speas and Tom Elliff . Meridian University is located on the second floor of First Baptist Church Sapulpa. Tom Elliff served the International Mission Board , first as Senior Vice President for Spiritual Nurture and Church Relations from 2005-2009, then as President from 2011-2014. Tom served pastorates in Arkansas, Texas, Colorado and Oklahoma, and as an IMB missionary in Zimbabwe. Tom also served as president of the SBC Pastors Conference and two terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention .