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 […]

Beth Moore announces departure from SBC, LifeWay

Longtime Bible study leader Beth Moore has publicly announced that she is ending her affiliation with the Southern Baptist Convention and LifeWay Christian Resources, relationships stretching back more than three decades. Moore made the announcement through an interview with Religion News Service on March 9. “I am still a Baptist, but I can no longer […]

Tennessee Baptists preparing for high-impact Crossover

Tennessee Baptists are preparing for Crossover, an annual evangelistic event that takes place in the city where the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting is held. This year’s meeting will be June 13-16 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Conference Center. Though churches in the Nashville Baptist Association are the primary focus, the area is being […]

Litton and Adams enter four-way race for SBC presidency

A four-way race is shaping up for the election of president during the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville this June. In January, Alabama pastor Ed Litton and Northwest Baptist Convention Executive Director-Treasurer Randy Adams also announced their candidacy. They join Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Albert Mohler Jr. and Georgia […]

North Greenville, New Orleans Seminary form partnership

In a move intended to help men and women called to ministry get placed into positions sooner, North Greenville University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary are partnering to count certain college credit hours toward a master of divinity degree, saving students both time and money. The agreement, signed by NGU President Gene Fant Jr. […]

Ga. pastor, Stone, to be nominated for SBC president

Mike Stone, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear, Ga., and immediate past chairman of the SBC Executive Committee, will be nominated for convention president at the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting, per an announcement Jan. 13 by fellow Georgia pastor Kevin Williams. “At this critical moment in our history, Southern Baptists need to be led […]

Fred Wolfe’s impact for the gospel remembered

Longtime pastor, mentor and Southern Baptist Convention leader Fred Wolfe died Jan. 3 due to complications caused by COVID-19. He was 83. At 70 years old in 2007, Wolfe heard God’s call for him to do something new. So he planted a church. Wolfe’s ministry up to that time had included serving as pastor in […]

SBC entities move to online meetings due to COVID-19 restrictions

The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee meeting scheduled to be held in Nashville Sept. 21-22 has been canceled and replaced with a special called meeting, to be held online Sept. 22. EC Chairman Rolland Slade said given the COVID-19 pandemic, meeting virtually was the best decision for the safety of EC members, their families, congregations […]