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  • EC search committee now accepting nominations

    by BP Staff, posted Wednesday, May 02, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Nominations are being accepted for president of the SBC Executive Committee, search committee chairman Steve Swofford announced May 2.

    Swofford, pastor of First Baptist Church in Rockwall, Texas, said in a statement to Baptist Press:

    "On behalf of the Executive Committee presidential search committee, I want to announce that we are accepting nominations for the next SBC Executive Committee president by email at Read More

  • EC search committee elects officers, requests prayer

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, April 18, 2018 (9 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The presidential search committee elected yesterday (April 17) to nominate the next chief executive of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee used its first meeting to select officers and begin laying groundwork in prayer to receive recommendations.

    "In a few weeks we will be releasing an email address through which we will be receiving recommendations," said search committee chairman Steve Swofford, pastor of First Baptist Church in Rockwall, Texas. "In the meantime, we will be gathering information and putting together a profile of what we feel like we are looking for." Read More

  • EC elects diverse presidential search committee

    by David Roach & Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, April 17, 2018 (9 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The six-member committee charged with nominating the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee is marked by racial and gender diversity as well as a mixture of clergy and laypeople.

    The presidential search committee was elected during a special called EC meeting in Nashville today (April 17). The meeting -- prompted by the March 27 departure of former EC President Frank S. Page -- also included reports from EC chairman Stephen Rummage and interim president D. August Boto. See related Baptist Press report. Read More

  • Greear, Hemphill rally prayer, civility amid transitions

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, April 09, 2018 (9 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Amid two Southern Baptist Convention entity leadership searches and upcoming national SBC elections, both SBC presidential candidates have issued a joint call for prayer, grace and civility.

    J.D. Greear and Ken Hemphill, both tapped as 2018 nominees for SBC president, made the joint appeal as the International Mission Board (IMB) and the SBC Executive Committee (EC) are tasked with finding new entity leaders. In the midst of the entity searches, Southern Baptists will elect national officers at the SBC 2018 Annual Meeting June 12-13 in Dallas. Read More

  • Jimmy Draper named Executive Committee ambassador

    by Art Toalston, posted Monday, April 09, 2018 (9 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Jimmy Draper, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention and president emeritus of LifeWay Christian Resources, has been named "EC Ambassador" by D. August Boto, interim president of the SBC Executive Committee.

    Draper, who has maintained an active speaking schedule since retiring from LifeWay in 2006, is "someone for whom no introduction or explanation need be given," Boto said in an April 9 announcement. "He is someone whom involved Southern Baptists all across our nation would immediately recognize and trust." Read More

  • EC exec. VP Augie Boto named interim president

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, April 05, 2018 (9 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- D. August (Augie) Boto has been named interim president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee.

    Meeting in Nashville April 4, the EC officers acted according to EC Bylaw 6 in tapping Boto for leadership following the March 27 retirement of former EC President Frank S. Page, who cited a "personal failing" in announcing his immediate departure.

    The EC's five officers also granted Boto "the option to appoint an interim EC presidential ambassador during this period of transition to assist him in fulfilling the many representative functions that fall to the office of president," EC chairman Stephen Rummage said in a statement to Baptist Press. Read More

  • Executive Committee to hold called meeting

    by BP Staff, posted Monday, April 02, 2018 (9 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- EC Chairman Stephen Rummage has called a special meeting of the SBC Executive Committee for Tuesday, April 17, at the SBC Building in Nashville.

    "As you know, concerns and questions abound in regard to the sudden and grievous departure of our EC president," Rummage said in the letter to all 83 members of the Executive Committee regarding the March 27 retirement of EC President Frank S. Page. Three of the 86 positions are currently vacant. Read More

  • EC's Frank Page resigns over 'personal failing'

    by Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, March 27, 2018 (9 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Frank S. Page has resigned as president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, effective today (March 27) over what is described as "a morally inappropriate relationship in the recent past."

    Florida pastor Stephen Rummage, chairman of the Executive Committee, released a 300-word statement Tuesday afternoon (March 27) on behalf of the EC's officers noting the circumstances of Page's resignation: ... Read More

  • WRAP-UP: EC considers DC convention, mission board merger

    by BP Staff, posted Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (11 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee has given the District of Columbia Baptist Convention (DCBC) 90 days to "secure" the "the removal of any churches from its fellowship that have demonstrated a faith or practice affirming, approving or endorsing homosexual behavior," according to a recommendation adopted by the EC Feb. 20.

    If such churches remain in friendly cooperation with the DCBC after that period, the DCBC will lose its authorization "to receive and disburse Cooperative Program and other SBC contributions," the EC stated during its Feb. 19-20 meetings in Nashville. Read More

  • 'In the Lord we have protection,' Gaines tells EC

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (11 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- God protects Christians facing contemporary turmoil and troubles just as He protected the apostle Paul in the first century, Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines said in his address to the SBC Executive Committee Feb. 19 in Nashville.

    Just months ago in November 2017, a gunman slaughtered 26 people attending worship service at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on the heels of an October massacre that killed 58 concertgoers and injured 500 more at an outdoor venue in Las Vegas. Most recently, a teenage student who had been expelled from a Florida high school returned, killed 17 students and teachers, and wounded 14 others, although Gaines didn't mention any specific tragedies. Read More