Resolutions Committee releases preliminary drafts to be considered at annual meeting

The resolutions to be presented at the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting are available in a preliminary form. This marks the earliest release date in recent history. The resolutions include issues such as evangelism, abortion, reproductive technologies, parenting, religious liberty, war, integrity in leadership, and the usage of non-disclosure agreements. The full text of all 10 […]

Cooperation Group to release recommendations May 1

The SBC’s Cooperation Group announced Friday, April 19, that it would release its recommendations May 1. In a release on its website, the group’s chairman, Texas pastor Jared Wellman, said the release date should allow for ample discussion of the recommendations before the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting. The group, appointed by SBC President Bart Barber, […]

Tennessee pastor sixth to be nominated for SBC president

Dan Spencer, senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Sevierville, Tenn., has become the sixth nominee for the presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention at the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. Chris Kendall, senior pastor of Oak City Baptist Church in Seymour, Tenn., informed the Baptist and Reflector April 11 of his intention to nominate Spencer, who […]

All God’s Grace: How the Lord is Growing Ridgewood Church

“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42). Ridgewood Church began in a home, not in a building. In 2012, a small group from Christ Fellowship of Cherrydale regularly met together in a living room for Bible study and fellowship. Two years later, through prayer and […]

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, […]

David Allen to be nominated for SBC president at 2024 SBC Annual Meeting

Well-known academic leader and preaching coach David Allen will be nominated for SBC president at the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting this summer. Texas pastor Danny Forshee says he plans to nominate Allen in Indianapolis. “He is a leader in the SBC, having served our Lord faithfully as a local church pastor, professor of preaching, and […]

N. C., Okla. pastors enter race for SBC presidency

Clint Pressley, senior pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, and Mike Keahbone, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Lawton, Okla., will both be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention during this summer’s SBC annual meeting in Indianapolis, Ind. In a news release emailed to the Biblical Recorder on Jan. 21, […]

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 […]

McLaurin resigns as interim EC president, removed from search consideration

Willie McLaurin has stepped down as interim president and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee and is no longer considered to be a candidate for that position by the presidential search team. McLaurin confessed to EC Chairman Phillip Robertson and EC Presidential Search Committee Chairman Neal Hughes Aug. 17 that his education credentials were forgeries. […]

Daniel Dickard guest on recent ‘Road to New Orleans’ video

Daniel Dickard, president of the 2023 SBC Pastors Conference, joined SBC Executive Committee Vice President for Communications Jonathan Howe to preview this year’s conference. In the latest installment of “Road to New Orleans,” a video series hosted by Howe to prepare and inform Southern Baptists leading up to the 2023 SBC annual meeting, Dickard, senior […]