R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, gives a report to SBC messengers in Birmingham in June. Today, Florida pastor H.B. Charles announced his intentions to nominate Mohler for the SBC presidency during the 2020 annual meeting in Orlando. ADAM COVINGTON/Special
JACKSONVILLE, FL — H.B. Charles, pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church here, announced on Twitter today his intentions to nominate Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Al Mohler to be president of the Southern Baptist Convention at the annual meeting taking place June 9-10, 2020 in Orlando.
“Our times are filled with serious challenges from our culture,” said Charles, who served as president of the SBC Pastors’ Conference at the 2018 annual meeting in Dallas, Texas. “… I believe @albertmohler is the statesman leader we need at this precise moment.
“Southern Baptists know and trust @albertmohler,” Charles continued in the Twitter thread. “He’s a proven leader in our convention, capable of uniting us behind our shared commitment to biblical truth and the urgency of the Great Commission.
“At this hour, it’s crucial that Southern Baptists come together. We need the conviction to stand boldly for Christ. We need the zeal to mobilize our resources to spread the gospel. We must do so together. I believe @albertmohler is the man to lead us forward in that unity.”
Charles posted his intentions at 11:09 a.m. Mohler issued his response, also on Twitter, at 2:16 p.m.
“Thank you for your confidence, H.B. I would be honored to serve Southern Baptists in any way, and would do anything I can to lead and serve faithfully and well.”
Current SBC President J.D. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Durham, North Carolina, will be completing his second one-year term next summer.
Mohler, who turned 60 on Oct. 19, was elected president of Southern Seminary in March 1993 at 33 years old. He arrived to the position after having served as editor of The Christian Index the previous four years.