Messengers gather in small groups and pray June 15, 2021, during the opening session of the two-day Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting. Past SBC presidents requested that messengers pray for unity. (Photo by Eric Brown) EDITOR’S NOTE: Ed Litton is senior pastor of Redemption Church in Saraland, Ala., and president of the Southern Baptist Convention. […]
Ed Litton speaks with reporters at a post-election press conference. He was elected Tuesday with 52 percent of the vote. By Roger Alford NASHVILLE – Alabama Pastor Ed Litton has been elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention, a position he said he will use “to build bridges, not walls.” Litton, pastor of Redemption Church […]
Editor’s note: A four-way race for president of the Southern Baptist Convention is generating keen interest in the upcoming annual meeting in Nashville. Church leaders from across the country – by some estimates the largest number in decades – are expected to show up for the meeting June 15-16 to elect the next president. The […]
Mike Stone, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear, Georgia, will be nominated as the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
“Christians must be able to engage in honest discourse…”
The articles, each containing six identical questions…
“The basis of our unity in the SBC has always been the Gospel …”
“… we must restore trust and civility in our conversations about each other.”