SBC presidential candidates share positions in online discussion

The four men who have announced their willingness to be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president in June addressed issues such as sexual abuse reforms in the SBC, a constitutional amendment calling for only males to serve as pastors of any kind, what is “friendly cooperation” in the SBC and transparency among entities. Tom Ascol, […]

Ferguson to chair Committee on Resolutions through new process

SBC President Bart Barber has named Kristen Ferguson, associate dean of educational effectiveness and director of online education at Gateway Seminary, to serve as chair of the 2024 Committee on Resolutions. It will be Ferguson’s third year to serve on the committee, having been vice chair at the New Orleans annual meeting. “The resolutions process […]

Southern Baptists widely affirm Iorg nomination to lead EC

In his book “Shadow Christians,” Jeff Iorg writes about being famous … “among the Baptists.” It’s a phrase born from his son Casey upon observing how many people wanted a picture and autograph from his “really famous” dad after a speaking event. Fame only goes so far. But even when the spotlight shines, Iorg wrote, […]

Jeff Iorg to be nominated to lead SBC Executive Committee

A special-called meeting will take place March 21 for SBC Executive Committee members to consider the nomination of Jeff Iorg as the next EC president and CEO. The vote will take place in executive session at the Grand Hyatt in the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Iorg has been president of Gateway Baptist Theological Seminary […]

Executive Committee search team nearing president/CEO vote

Executive Committee President/CEO Search Team chair Neal Hughes told trustees on Tuesday to expect an email by Feb. 29 announcing the name of a candidate and to tentatively plan for a March 21 called meeting in Dallas for a vote. “A candidate is emerging [and] we believe he’s an excellent choice for the SBC Executive […]

Former EC president Page out as pastor of South Carolina church

Representatives from Pebble Creek Baptist Church have confirmed with Baptist Press that former Executive Committee president and CEO Frank Page is no longer pastor of the congregation. In response to an email with questions from Baptist Press asking for confirmation of Page’s departure as well as reasons why, PCBC leadership responded with a statement that […]

Pre-registration opens for Indy annual meeting

Pre-registration for the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting in Indianapolis has opened up for messengers and/or childcare at The meeting is expected to be highly attended, as a new SBC president will be elected and messengers will vote for the second time on a constitutional amendment regarding women pastors. Reports will also include those studying […]

Strength to Carry: Friday nights light up brother-sister relationship

On a football field, there’s little Sacovie White cannot do. At 5’9” 170 lbs. of fast-twitch muscle, the wide receiver/defensive back for Cass High School in White, Ga., has been dropping jaws of fans, opponents and recruiters for years. It brought a 2022 commitment to play for the two-time defending champion Georgia Bulldogs. Those skills […]

The closing of one door opens many more for David Pollack

This college football season is unlike any other in David Pollack’s life. For as long as he can remember, the sport dominated his Saturdays in ways most people haven’t experienced. First, it was as a star defensive end for the University of Georgia in a college career that brought three-time All-SEC and three-time All-American honors. […]