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  • EC receives CP report, frames building sale process

    by David Roach & Art Toalston, posted Monday, June 12, 2017 (11 months ago)

    Photo by Matt Miller
    PHOENIX (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee heard a report today (June 12) that "escrowing, withholding [and] reducing" gifts through the Cooperative Program is "not as widespread" as thought in February when the EC's CP Committee created a special committee to study the issue.

    The EC also voted to ask the SBC for authorization to sell the SBC Building in Nashville if a favorable offer is made. The committee additionally adopted a resolution of appreciation for SBC registration secretary Jim Wells, who has completed 15 years of service and will not attend this year's SBC annual meeting due to an ongoing battle with cancer. Read More

  • 7,321: SBC's unofficial St. Louis registration

    by Brian Koonce, posted Thursday, June 16, 2016 (one year ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting drew 7,321 messengers to St. Louis June 14-15 from the nation's 46,000-plus Southern Baptist churches. The unofficial total is 35 percent above last year's 5,407 messengers in Columbus, Ohio.

    When registered guests, exhibitors and others are included, the count of those at the SBC annual meeting rose to 11,581 as of Wednesday morning. Read More

  • Registration secretary seeks 14th term

    by by Staff/The Pathway, posted Monday, June 08, 2015 (2 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- James T. Draper, formerly a pastor, Southern Baptist Convention president and president of LifeWay Christian Resources, has announced he will nominate Jim Wells, strategic partners team leader for the Missouri Baptist Convention, for his 14th term as SBC registration secretary during the SBC's annual meeting, June 16-17.

    "I've known Jim for 50 years and have great confidence in him," Draper said, adding he "watched him mature as a very excellent leader in the convention." Read More