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  • BLACKSHEAR, Ga. (BP) – The story isn’t a pulpit exaggeration. Mike Stone, the longtime pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, proudly owns a record for beard length on a turkey. Almost 10 years ago now, Stone bagged a bird with a 16.5-inch beard, which ranks No. 16 in the National Wild Turkey Federation’s world rankings.
  • VANCOUVER, Wash. (BP) – Citing a desire for Southern Baptists’ focus to “be on the mission, with the Bible as our sole and final authority on all matters,” Northwest Baptist Convention Executive Director/Treasurer Randy Adams announced today (Jan. 20) that he would be nominated in June for president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
  • SARALAND, Ala. (BP) – Former Southern Baptist Convention President Fred Luter announced today (Jan. 19) his intention to nominate longtime friend and Mobile, Ala.-area pastor Ed Litton for SBC president at the upcoming annual meeting in June.
  • NASHVILLE (BP) – Southern Baptists attending the annual meeting in June will have a clearer picture of all the trip has to offer thanks to a weekly video series launching today.
  • BLACKSHEAR, Ga. (BP) — Mike Stone, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear, Ga., and immediate past chairman of the SBC Executive Committee, will be nominated for SBC president at the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting, per an announcement today (Jan. 13) by fellow Georgia pastor Kevin Williams.
  • NASHVILLE (BP) – Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear has announced three changes to the makeup of the 2021 Committee on Resolutions for the June 15-16 2021 SBC Annual Meeting, including a new chairman.
  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – R. Albert Mohler Jr. describes himself as “a creature of print.” He pores over more than a dozen newspapers a day in order to prepare for his podcast, “The Briefing with Albert Mohler,” in which he provides cultural analysis from a Christian worldview. And he means actual printed newspapers.
  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Citing a desire to serve as a uniter amid turbulent times, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. said he has agreed to accept a nomination to serve as SBC president at the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting.
  • NASHVILLE (BP) – Online hotel registration opens Thursday (Oct. 1) for the 2021 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting June 15-16 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville.
  • NASHVILLE (BP) – SBC Executive Committee President and CEO Ronnie Floyd hosted a Facebook Live event today (Sept. 15) to share more about the 2021 Annual Meeting and encourage as many churches as possible to send messengers to Nashville. Watch the full broadcast below.
from BaptistPress.com