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  • La. pastor announces plans to nominate Hemphill

    by David Roach, posted Friday, May 11, 2018 (15 days ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Louisiana pastor Brad Jurkovich has announced he will nominate Ken Hemphill for Southern Baptist Convention president at the convention's June 12-13 annual meeting in Dallas.

    A coalition of Southern Baptists stated their intent to nominate Hemphill via Louisiana's Baptist Message newsjournal Feb. 1, but no specific individual was identified as volunteering to place the former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary president's name in nomination. Read More

  • Ethnic breakdown of Gaines' appointments released

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, May 10, 2018 (16 days ago)

    BP file photo by Adam Covington.
    DALLAS (BP) -- This year's Southern Baptist Convention Committee on Resolutions may be "one of the most ethnically diverse committees in the history of the SBC," convention president Steve Gaines said in a statement announcing the ethnic breakdown of his presidential appointments.

    The Committee on Committees and the tellers each include 16 percent non-Anglo members, said Gaines, pastor of Memphis-area Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn. The Credentials Committee includes a lower percentage of non-Anglos (4 percent) because Gaines tapped for the other three groups most of the non-Anglos who were recommended to him and willing to serve, he said. Read More

  • Currence to be re-nominated as SBC registration sec.

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, May 08, 2018 (18 days ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Don Currence, a Missouri administration and children's pastor, will be nominated for a second term as Southern Baptist Convention registration secretary, his pastor Phillip Burden announced today (May 8).

    "It is my privilege to nominate Don Currence as registration secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention," said Burden, pastor of First Baptist Church in Ozark, Mo., where Currence has served on staff 25 years. "Don exercises Christian leadership in the congregation context that reflects the character of Christ. Don serves our convention with the same fervor and commitment." Read More

  • Tellers named for 2018 SBC in Dallas

    by BP Staff, posted Monday, May 07, 2018 (19 days ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines has named tellers for the SBC 2018 annual meeting June 12-13 in Dallas.

    John Herring, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Prosper, Texas, will chair the tellers.

    Also appointed as tellers are:

    -- Jay Adkins, pastor, First Baptist Church, Westwego, La. Read More

  • Credentials Committee for 2018 announced

    by BP Staff, posted Monday, May 07, 2018 (19 days ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines has announced appointees to the 2018 Credentials Committee.

    Appointed as chairman is Greg Hyche, senior pastor of Ladonia Baptist Church in Phenix City, Ala.

    Committee members are:

    -- Chris Baker, associate pastor, Christ Central Church, Oklahoma City ... Read More

  • Committee on Nominations seeks more diversity

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, May 01, 2018 (25 days ago)

    BP file photo by Adam Covington
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention's Committee on Nominations says social media discussion helped reinforce its commitment to propose a diverse slate of nominees for trustee boards and committees when the SBC gathers in Dallas.

    "The committee itself had a repeated discussion" at its March 15-16 meeting in Nashville "that our goal was to make sure that we increase the diversity of the nominees," committee chairman James Freeman told Baptist Press. Despite that goal, the committee's selection process generated 67 Anglo nominees for 69 open positions, according to the SBC Executive Committee's tally. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Too much is at stake

    by Nathan Lorick, posted Monday, April 30, 2018 (26 days ago)

    Colorado Baptists' Nathan Lorick voices a call for unity as the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting approaches. "There are millions whose eternities hang in the balance of us being united in the mission and task that God has created for us," he writes. Read More

  • Q&A: Hemphill responds to Bapt. editors' questions

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, April 25, 2018 (one month ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- University administrator and former seminary president Ken Hemphill, one of two candidates to be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president in June, responded to six questions from Baptist Press and Baptist state editors.

    A coalition of Southern Baptists announced the nomination Feb. 1 via a Baptist state paper. Read More

  • Q&A: Greear responds to Bapt. editors' questions

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, April 25, 2018 (one month ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear, one of two candidates to be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president in June, responded to six questions from Baptist Press and Baptist state editors.

    Florida pastor Ken Whitten announced Greear's nomination for SBC president Jan. 29. Read More