ARITF ‘Essentials’ curriculum made available in Indianapolis

The Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force has launched the curriculum it hopes churches will use to train volunteers in preventing sexual abuse and responding to those who have experienced it. ARITF members Jon Nelson, lead pastor of Soma Community Church in Jefferson City, Mo., and Kris Buckman, youth and kids missionary at the Baptist Convention […]

Resolutions Committee releases preliminary drafts to be considered at annual meeting

The resolutions to be presented at the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting are available in a preliminary form. This marks the earliest release date in recent history. The resolutions include issues such as evangelism, abortion, reproductive technologies, parenting, religious liberty, war, integrity in leadership, and the usage of non-disclosure agreements. The full text of all 10 […]

Christians set to ‘lift up the Word’ on National Day of Prayer

At a time when war and tumult are rampant across the globe, prayer warriors are believing God will hear their cry for help and relief. The 2024 National Day of Prayer (NDOP) is set to be observed on May 2. “Some may say the world is getting darker,” said National Day of Prayer Task Force […]

N.C. pastor to be nominated for SBC president in Indianapolis

North Carolina pastor Bruce Frank will be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president at the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting. Frank will be nominated by Tennessee pastor John Mark Harrison. “I have known Bruce personally for many years. When I led student ministry at Biltmore Church, Bruce became the pastor, and our plateaued church began to […]

Iorg says his goal for Executive Committee is service

Jeff Iorg aims to help the SBC Executive Committee regain the trust of Southern Baptists, he said at a press conference following his election as president-elect of the EC on March 21 in a special called EC meeting. Iorg pointed to two ways trust is earned – sacrificial service and demonstrated competence. “My role at […]

Jeff Iorg elected to lead SBC Executive Committee

Jeff Iorg will become the eighth leader of the SBC Executive Committee. Iorg received a unanimous vote from 60 EC members at a special-called EC meeting on March 21. Iorg, 65, will serve as president-elect until his tenure as president of Gateway Seminary officially concludes with graduation on May 11. His first official day as […]

David Allen to be nominated for SBC president at 2024 SBC Annual Meeting

Well-known academic leader and preaching coach David Allen will be nominated for SBC president at the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting this summer. Texas pastor Danny Forshee says he plans to nominate Allen in Indianapolis. “He is a leader in the SBC, having served our Lord faithfully as a local church pastor, professor of preaching, and […]

Tennessee pastor Jared Moore to be nominated for SBC president

Oklahoma pastor Dusty Deevers is planning to nominate Tennessee pastor Jared Moore for SBC President at the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting. Moore is the senior pastor of Homesteads Baptist Church in Crossville, Tenn. “Jared faithfully represents salt-of-the-earth Southern Baptists,” Deevers told Baptist Press in written comments. “He is a faithful husband, father and pastor who […]

Southern Baptist Mike Johnson elected Speaker of U.S. House

The newly elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives is a Southern Baptist who has served as a trustee of the SBC’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) was elected to the speakership on Wednesday, Oct. 25. “It is the honor of a lifetime to have been elected the 56th Speaker […]