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SBC presidential election stuns, excites messengers

St. Louis (Jennifer Davis Rash) — In what some predicted as a potentially divisive annual meeting, Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) messengers walked out of the Wednesday morning session a bit stunned but encouraged to watch the future leaders model putting … Continue reading

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Second runoff ballot for SBC president set for tomorrow

St. Louis, Mo. (Jennifer Davis Rash) — Neither Steve Gaines nor J.D. Greear received more than 50 percent of the votes in the runoff election for SBC president because of 108 illegal ballots. Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn., received 2,410 … Continue reading

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‘Religious freedom for all’ among 8 final motions made by SBC messengers

St. Louis, Mo. (Jennifer Davis Rash) — Eight motions made by messengers in final opportunity to propose motions during this year’s SBC annual meeting. They are as reported by the SBC live blog: •That the SBC reaffirm Article XII of … Continue reading

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Combining IMB, NAMB among first set of motions made at SBC business meeting

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (Jennifer Davis Rash) — Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, made 14 motions during the first time allotted for introducing motions this afternoon. The next opportunity for introducing motions will take … Continue reading

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David Crosby to be SBC president nominee

ST. LOUIS (BP) — Louisiana pastor David Crosby will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), former SBC President Fred Luter announced today. “I have watched David the last 10 years here in New Orleans as he … Continue reading

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Steve Gaines to be nominated for SBC president

ST. LOUIS (Baptist Press, TAB) — Former Alabama Baptist pastor Steve Gaines will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Georgia pastor Johnny Hunt announced today. “When Steve Gaines shared his prayer journey he and [his wife] Donna had … Continue reading

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Alabama convention continues goal of parity with SBC

MONTGOMERY (Jennifer Davis Rash) — The Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM) unanimously voted Aug. 14 to recommend a 2016 Cooperative Program (CP) budget of $40 million with 53 percent funding state ministries and 47 percent going to Southern Baptist … Continue reading

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New international religious freedom office to open in Middle East

COLUMBUS, Ohio (compiled by Jennifer Davis Rash) — The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, in consultation with the International Mission Board, will develop “strategic relationships” to mobilize churches for defending religious liberty and advocating social justice across the world. ERLC … Continue reading

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SBC’s progress in race relations commended

COLUMBUS, Ohio (compiled by Jennifer Davis Rash) — Southern Baptist messengers voted to commend the Executive Committee (EC) for its report on the progress of racial reconciliation between 1995 and 2015. The commendation came in response to a motion by Alan Cross, … Continue reading

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Update on motions presented during SBC

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jennifer Davis Rash) — A motion requesting commendation of the recently released report on the SBC’s progress on racial reconciliation will be considered by messengers at 2:30 p.m. today. The motion was made by Alan Cross, messenger from and pastor of Gateway … Continue reading

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