OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (BP)--Bob Collins, the nominee of a Project 1000 initiative to maintain Missouri Baptists' ties to the Southern Baptist Convention, won the presidency of the state convention in a 1,984-1,253 vote Oct. 31.
Collins defeated Harlan Spurgeon, a former official with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and, earlier, the SBC Foreign Mission Board. Spurgeon was the nominee of the anti-SBC Mainstream Missouri Baptists organization.
Collins is the longtime pastor of Plaza Heights Bapt... Read More