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 […]

Floyd to propose SBC EC mission, ministry changes

Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Ronnie Floyd will propose at the February EC meeting revisions to the EC mission and ministries statement including a new prayer ministry, he announced Thursday, Jan. 30. “Updating the language of the SBC Executive Committee’s ministry assignments and the explanation of them is important as we seek to better […]

Ronnie Floyd elected SBC EC president/CEO

Ronnie Floyd is the new president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, elected April 2 by ballot vote in a called meeting in Dallas. Floyd received 68 of 69 votes cast, the EC said, electing Floyd in an executive session of nearly four hours. A former SBC president, Floyd will resign April […]

Ronnie Floyd named as EC president nominee

Arkansas pastor and former Southern Baptist Convention president Ronnie Floyd will be recommended for the presidency of the SBC Executive Committee, the EC’s presidential search committee announced March 31. The full EC will consider Floyd’s nomination Tuesday, April 2, at a special called meeting in Dallas to begin at 11 a.m. CDT at the Grand […]