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  • Greear announces sexual abuse study group

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, July 26, 2018 (19 days ago)

    DURHAM, N.C. (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear has announced he will form a Sexual Abuse Presidential Study Group in partnership with the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

    A release from Greear's office stated, "This presidential study group will consist of outside experts and Southern Baptist leaders who will advise Greear on issues related to sexual abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence and related subjects."

    Greear's office told Baptist Press the study group's members will be announced at a later date. It will be a "working study group" with "fluid" membership, including outside experts, denominational leaders and local church pastors, Greear's office stated. Read More

  • Kavanaugh nod nonpartisan, pro-Kingdom, Greear says

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, July 13, 2018 (one month ago)

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    DURHAM, N.C. (BP) -- Keeping the Southern Baptist Convention out of politics remains a goal of the SBC's president and vice presidents, J.D. Greear said in defending their endorsement of President Trump's justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

    "All three of us have a desire to keep the SBC out of politics, but we also want to speak with clarity in those places we feel like there is clarity," Greear said in a July 12 Facebook Live interview. "And when it came to potential justice Kavanaugh, here's somebody who has a history of standing for the sanctity ... Read More

  • Greear confronts SBC challenges in NPR interview

    by Grace Thornton, posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 (one month ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Newly elected Southern Baptist Convention president J.D. Greear addressed topics ranging from the #MeToo crisis to politics and evangelicals in a recent interview with NPR, one of his first since taking the role.

    In a June 25 interview with Rachel Martin of NPR's Morning Edition, Greear said that even though evangelical Christians may appear to have a "restless conscience right now," that restlessness has the potential to usher in healthy self-evaluation and repentance. Read More

  • Diverse slate of officers to lead SBC in 2018-2019

    by Barbara Denman, posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- J.D. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., area, was elected the 60th president of Southern Baptist Convention during the 2018 SBC annual meeting in Dallas.

    Greear will lead a diverse slate of officers including A.B. Vines, pastor of New Seasons Church in San Diego, first vice president; Felix Cabrera, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Central in Oklahoma City, second vice president; John Yeats, executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention, recording secretary; and Don Currence, minister of children and administration at First Baptist Church in Ozark, Mo., registration secretary. Read More

  • Hispanic Alliance welcomes J.D. Greear, new SBC pres.

    by Keila Diaz, posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- More than 100 pastors and their wives attended the Hispanic Baptist Pastors' Alliance Tuesday (June 12), welcoming new SBC President J.D. Greear during a morning of worship, fellowship and a call to go beyond the church walls.

    Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in North Carolina, kicked off the meeting telling pastors about several areas he sees as important to unity and proclamation of the Gospel.

    First, Greear said, the Gospel must be what the churches unite around. Next, people of other cultures within the SBC need to be elevated to positions of leadership. As a convention there needs to be a re-focus on evangelism and a renewed commitment to planting churches at home and around the world, something he thinks Hispanics are key to as they are able to go places Anglos can't. His final point was an encouragement to mobilize the college-aged and next generations in their strategic places. Read More

  • J.D. Greear seeks unity, diversity

    by Seth Brown/Biblical Recorder, posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- On the heels of an election many Southern Baptists believe was pivotal, J.D. Greear struck a conciliatory tone in response to questions about whether his presidency signals a sea change. He fielded inquiries on a range of issues during a press conference Tuesday (June 12) at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting.

    Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., was elected SBC president only hours before, receiving more than two-thirds of the vote. Ken Hemphill, former president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and administrator for North Greenville University, was also nominated for the convention's top office. Read More

  • Greear, Hemphill rally prayer, civility amid transitions

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, April 09, 2018 (4 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

  • Platt to students: 'Risk your life in faith'

    by Myriah Snyder, posted Tuesday, January 03, 2017 (one year ago)

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    INDIANAPOLIS (BP) -- As 2016 came to close, more than 2,000 college students and campus leaders were challenged by Southern Baptists and other Christian speakers to give their lives to the cause of missions during the Cross 2016 missions event.

    The purpose of the Dec. 27-30 conference at the Indianapolis Convention Center was "to mobilize students in the cause of frontier missions for the glory of Jesus Christ," according to the event website and various speakers throughout the gathering. Read More

  • 2016: Hatmaker, SBC election, wildfires among BP's most-read stories

    by Shawn Hendricks, posted Wednesday, December 28, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- It was a year of unexpected election outcomes, race-related violence, ongoing global terrorism and natural disasters. It also was another year of controversial comments and consequences.

    In 2016, the most-read Baptist Press story was one about a popular author and speaker who sparked a firestorm for statements she made in an interview about gay marriage.

    This year's list of stories, compiled by the web-traffic tracker Google Analytics, also includes coverage of a tragic highway crash that took the lives of a young missionary ... Read More

  • J.D. Greear to be SBC president nominee

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, March 02, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Florida pastor Jimmy Scroggins announced today (March 2).

    Greear, 42, "is leading his generation to live out a passion for the SBC, missions and the local church," Scroggins, pastor of Family Church in West Palm Beach, Fla., wrote in a news release stating his intention to nominate Greear at the SBC annual meeting in June. Read More