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The Baptist Foundation of Alabama Adds Chief Administrative Officer

The Baptist Foundation of Alabama Adds Chief Administrative Officer

Montgomery, Alabama – On January 1, 2014, John Ashworth joined The Baptist Foundation of Alabama as Chief Administrative Officer.


John has oversight of, or is involved in, many aspects of the Foundation’s ministry, including trust operations, scholarships, property, investments, and eldercare. Prior to joining the Foundation, he was a licensed securities professional, having spent fifteen years working in the capital markets. Most recently, he was a Vice President with Merchant Capital, LLC, the most active municipal bond underwriter in the states of Alabama and Georgia. Previously, John worked as an equity research analyst with Jefferies & Company and J.C. Bradford & Co. While at Jefferies, he was a member of a two-person equity research team ranked second in The Wall Street Journal’s, “Annual Best on the Street Master Stock Pickers Analyst Survey”. Prior to this, John served as an analyst at Louden & Company, a strategic consulting firm.


He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University. John is an active member of First Baptist Church Montgomery, where he has served in a variety of leadership positions. John is married to the former Ivy Jackson, and they have two children.


The Baptist Foundation of Alabama (TBFA) was founded in 1940 to steward Christ-honoring gifts on behalf of generous Alabama Baptists for ministries in Alabama, around the United States, and across the world. TBFA is committed to assisting givers impact their favorite ministries in the largest possible way. Today, the Foundation administers over 250 million dollars of God’s money given by God’s people for God’s purposes. From providing estate planning services for churches and individuals, to managing financial resources effectively and efficiently, The Foundation is proud to play a vital role in helping share the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. TBFA is a Cooperative Program Agency of the Alabama Baptist State Convention.