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Jim Wells, outgoing SBC registration sec., dies at 69
Jim Wells, a 15-term Southern Baptist Convention registration secretary known for his humble leadership style, died June 17 following a seven-year battle with cancer. He was 69. Read More
EC receives CP report, frames building sale processPHOENIX (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 registrationST. 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 termCOLUMBUS, 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