Hunt resigns from NAMB, named in Guidepost report

Longtime pastor and SBC leader Johnny Hunt resigned from his position at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) on May 13, according to a statement from NAMB President Kevin Ezell. Hunt served as the senior vice president of evangelism and leadership since August 2018. He led prominent Southern Baptist church First Baptist in Woodstock, Ga., […]

Vice President resigns from SBC Executive Committee staff

Greg Addison, executive vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, is stepping down. Addison notified Ronnie Floyd, SBC EC president and CEO, of his intention to step down on Oct. 15, according to an email sent to EC trustees and staff on Oct. 20. Addison filled a new position for the EC when he came […]

Former EC chair Stone sues former ERLC president Moore

In a lawsuit filed Oct. 18, former SBC Executive Committee Chairman Mike Stone alleges he has “suffered a tremendous loss in professional cultivation and reputational standing, decreased future earning power … and serious mental and emotional injury in the form of extreme public embarrassment, stress, anxiety, and fear” due to the actions of former Ethics […]

S.C. trustee leads EC members in call for special meeting

Officers of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee are planning for a special called meeting of the members. A letter from 25 EC trustees calling for the meeting was sent to EC Chairman Rolland Slade on Oct. 13. In the letter sent to Slade by EC trustee David Sons, a group of 25 trustees explained […]

Floyd resigns as SBC Executive Committee leader

Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee, announced his resignation Thursday night, Oct. 14, in a letter to Southern Baptists released by email. Floyd pointed to the decisions made by trustees in a special called meeting on Oct. 5 as the basis for his decision. “The decisions made on Tuesday afternoon, October […]

Southern Baptist pastors, leaders weigh in on EC Task Force stalemate

Pastors and other leaders across the Southern Baptist Convention are voicing their frustration about the lack of progress of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee’s work toward an independent third-party investigation of issues related to sexual abuse. The EC is currently in the midst of its second seven-day extension to finalize an agreement with a […]

Tuesday’s EC meeting to consider attorney-client privilege being streamed

The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee is scheduled to hold a special session on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 11:30 a.m. EDT, according to Rolland Slade, EC chairman. The central issue of the meeting, which will be live-streamed, is the finalization of an agreement with Guidepost Solutions and the matter of waiving of the EC’s attorney-client […]

SC pastors support SBC messengers in Executive Committee controversy

A group of 25 leading South Carolina pastors have signaled their support for Southern Baptist Convention messengers in the SBC Executive Committee’s ongoing controversy over waving attorney-client privilege. In a Sept. 30 open letter to the Executive Committee, the pastors stated, “(W)e resolutely stand behind the voice of the overwhelming majority of messengers at the […]

ERLC leaders accused of ‘blatant deception’

Former Ethics & Religious Liberties Commission President Russell Moore and then-ERLC board chair David Prince committed a “blatant deception” by consciously concealing from ERLC trustees information that was eventually leaked to the press ahead of the 2021 annual Southern Baptist Convention meeting and that was intended to “trigger a polity and trust crisis among SBC […]

EC to elect new vice chair after failed attempt to retain Tucker

South Carolina pastor Tom Tucker’s reelection June 14 as vice chairman of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee became moot June 16, when messengers to the 2021 SBC annual meeting rejected a motion to nominate him to a second term on the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee elected Tucker to a second term as vice […]