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 […]

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 deems four churches not in friendly cooperation

The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee deemed four churches not in friendly cooperation with the SBC Feb. 20, including a Greenville, S.C., congregation. Because of matters related to the handling of sex abuse allegations, the Executive Committee deemed not in friendly cooperation Grove Road Baptist Church in Greenville, S.C., and West Hendersonville Baptist Church in […]

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 […]

Jared Wellman to be nominated to lead SBC Executive Committee

UPDATE: According to news sources, the nomination of Jared Wellman as the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee failed today on a 50-31 vote, and the Executive Committee is naming a new search committee. Sarah Rogers, of Greenville, S.C., is among those chosen as members of the new search committee. David Sons, of Lexington, […]