GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)--Frank Page, pastor First Baptist Church in Taylors, S.C., was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention June 13 by messengers to the SBC’s annual meeting in Greensboro, N.C.
In a three-candidate race, Page on the first ballot defeated Ronnie Floyd, pastor of First Baptist Church in Springdale, Ark., and Jerry Sutton, pastor of Two Rivers Baptist Church in Nashville, Tenn.
Of the 8,961 votes cast, Page received 4,546 votes, or 50.48 percent. Floyd was second with 2,247 votes (24.95 percent), followed by Sutton with 2,168 votes (24.08 percent). In the election for first vice president, Jimmy Jackson, pastor of Whitesburg Baptist Church in Huntsville, Ala., was elected in a runoff. In the election for second vice president, Wiley Drake, pastor of First Southern Baptist Church in Buena Park, Calif., was elected on the first ballot over three other nominees. Read More