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ORLANDO (FBW)—Preachers today are like Richard the Lionheart, who in 1191 could not win a victory of his own, but instead compromised with his enemy, according to Florida pastor Mac Brunson in his convention sermon June 16 to messengers at the SBC annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.
ORLANDO (FBW)-The Southern Baptist Convention sits at a crucial point in history when it must recommit to building a legacy of obedience to the Great Commission, David Uth, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Orlando, said June 13 at the SBC Pastor's Conference.
ORLANDO (FBW)-Florida's Ken Whitten, pastor of Idlewild Baptist Church in Tampa, cited King David's unrealized dream of building a temple for God to encourage pastors when they feel worthless or discouraged.
ORLANDO (FBW)- Vance Pitman, pastor of Hope Baptist Church in Las Vegas, was elected president of the 2011 Southern Baptist Pastors’ conference in Phoenix prior to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting there.
ORLANDO (BP)--Frank Page was elected as the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee June 14 in Orlando, Fla. A former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Page will succeed Morris H. Chapman, who is retiring after 18 years in the position.
ORLANDO (FBW) – Bryant Wright, pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Ga., was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention June 15 on the second ballot.
ORLANDO (SBT) – Newly elected Southern Baptist Convention President Bryant Wright wants to see Southern Baptists return to their first love, radically reprioritize their lives, funding and ministries to fulfill the Great Commission and directly participate in overseas mission work.
ORLANDO (IB) – Johnny Hunt, two-term president of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Morris Chapman, 19-year president of the SBC Executive Committee, may have similar titles, but they presented diametrically opposed views of proposed changes to the SBC just hours before the vote.
Dear Members of ASBP,
As many of your are aware, the three of us co-authored an editorial in Florida Baptist Witness’ special SBC edition about the motion I presented this week asking the SBC Executive Committee to consider making Baptist Press a separate SBC entity. There has been, we believe, a considerable amount of healthy discussion about both the concept we proposed and the editorial. That, of course, was and is our purpose: for Southern Baptists, including our journalism colleagues, to discuss the most appropriate structure for the Convention’s news service.
No, Gov. Charlie Crist is not pro-life. Question answered.
For me, there really was very little doubt about the answer to the question raised by my May 11, 2010, editorial, “Is Gov. Charlie Crist really pro-life?” In the wake of Crist’s June 11 veto of the pro-life bill HB 1143, that question should now be fully answered for just about everyone else.
Another year will record 2010 as an important time in Southern Baptist Convention life as messengers overwhelmingly affirmed we are a people who are on a mission. A Great Commission people. I’m deeply thankful for the missional and visionary leadership of Dr. Johnny Hunt, who led us in this journey by example and exhortation, and the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force, led by Dr. Ronnie Floyd, who served so faithfully, along with a wonderful team of Southern Baptist leaders.
ORLANDO (FBW)—Florida Baptist Witness asked several Floridians around the Orlando Convention Center June 16 their impressions of the annual Southern Baptist Convention meeting. Most appreciated the music and preaching of the meeting, and marveled at Baptist democracy in action. These are their comments:
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