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SBC leaders call for prayer, support for Israel in light of Iranian attacks

NASHVILLE (BP) – Southern Baptist leaders are calling for prayer and peace in the wake of Iran’s direct attacks on Israel. The attacks occurred overnight Saturday Jerusalem time (April 13) as hundreds of drones and rockets were launched in retaliation for a strike Israel made April 1 against an Iranian consulate.

David Crowther to be nominated for SBC first vice president

LENEXA, Kansas (BP) – Steve Dighton will nominate David Crowther to serve as Southern Baptist Convention first vice president at the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting. Crowther is the pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Wichita.

SBC leaders see bright future for Gateway under Groza’s leadership

ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) – Accolades are pouring in for Adam Groza, who was nominated to follow Jeff Iorg as president of Gateway Seminary. The formal announcement was made April 2, and Gateway trustees are expected to vote during their meeting April 15-16.

North Carolina pastor Bruce Frank to be nominated for SBC president in Indianapolis

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – North Carolina pastor Bruce Frank will be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president at the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting. Frank will be nominated by Tennessee pastor John Mark Harrison.

NC pastor Micheal Pardue to be nominated for SBC 2nd VP

NASHVILLE (BP) -- North Carolina pastor J. Allen Murray plans to nominate fellow North Carolina pastor Micheal Pardue to be SBC 2nd Vice President at the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting. Pardue is the pastor of FBC Icard, Connelly Springs, North Carolina.

Iorg’s goal for EC is service, he says at press conference

DALLAS (BP) – Jeff Iorg aims to help the SBC Executive Committee regain the trust of Southern Baptists, he said at a press conference following his election as president-elect of the EC on Thursday (March 21) in a special called EC meeting.

Jeff Iorg elected to lead SBC Executive Committee

DALLAS (BP) – Jeff Iorg will become the eighth leader of the SBC Executive Committee. Iorg received a unanimous vote from 60 EC members at a special-called EC meeting today (March 21).

Biden’s State of the Union address a ‘boxing match,’ leaders say

WASHINGTON (BP) – President Joe Biden delivered a State of the Union address Thursday night that was considered a stump speech by many, coming only days after Super Tuesday.

Criminal considerations aside, Southern Baptists want abuse reform, ARITF says

NASHVILLE (BP) – Southern Baptist sexual abuse reform leaders say work must persist even as investigations into allegations of the SBC’s mishandling of sex abuse continue.

Department of Justice concludes Executive Committee investigation; ‘no further action’

NASHVILLE (BP) – The U.S. Department of Justice has concluded its investigation of the SBC Executive Committee, Southern Baptist leaders learned Feb. 29.