Thursday, May 23, 2019
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Marshal Ausberry Sr., senior pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Fairfax Station, Va., will be nominated as first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention during the SBC's June 11-12 annual meeting, Nevada pastor Vance Pitman has announced.
Ausberry, who has led the church for 24 years into numerous local and global initiatives, also is the current president of the National African American Fellowship of the Southern Baptist Co...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Noe Garcia, senior pastor of North Phoenix Baptist Church, will be nominated as second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention during the SBC's June 11-12 annual meeting, Tennessee pastor Micah Fries has announced.
Fries, senior pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, said Garcia can be "a tremendous asset to the SBC" at a time "when Southern Baptists are struggling with questions like how we can see more people trus...
Monday, May 20, 2019
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- David Uth, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Orlando, will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference in June, Georgia pastor James Merritt has announced.
"David is a pastor's pastor, a spiritual statesman, and is universally respected in his state and across our convention," Merritt, pastor of the Atlanta-area Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, said in a May 17 announcement to Baptist Press.
Friday, May 17, 2019
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Southern Baptist leaders once again will have much to talk about at this year's Cooperative Program exhibit hall booth during the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Ala.
Southern Baptist entity leaders (left to right) Jon Akin, Danny Akin, Jarvis Williams and Dhati Lewis discuss race relations in the SBC during a panel discussion at the Cooperative Program stage in the exhibit hall of the 2018 SBC annual meeting in Dallas.
Photo by Samuelle Grove
Among the topics at the CP Stage and Platform are everything from adoption, the sexual abuse crisis and church revitalization to the new movie, "Overcomer." The exhibit hall area of the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex will be open June 10-12.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- North Carolina pastor Eddie Eaton will be nominated for recording secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention, Florida pastor Mike Orr announced today (May 16).
Eaton is "a proven leader," "Kingdom minded," and "administratively gifted," Orr, pastor of First Baptist Church in Chipley, Fla., told Baptist Press in relaying his intent to nominate Eaton at the June 11-12 SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala.
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Monday, May 13, 2019
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Don Currence, a Missouri administrative pastor, will be nominated for a third term as Southern Baptist Convention registration secretary, his pastor Phillip Burden announced today (May 13).
"Nobody in the SBC knows the registration process better than Don Currence," said Burden, pastor of First Baptist Church in Ozark, Mo., where Currence has served on staff 26 years. "Don understands the task before him and will continue to serve our co...