Russell Jackson makes the case that the Missouri Baptist Convention’s Executive Director, John Yeats, and its Executive Board have presided over the ruination of two of the three remaining universities affiliated with the MBC.
For the second time in as many years, a university affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention has seen its accreditation placed on a two-year probation amid controversy about mismanagement and poor trustee governance.
Earlier this month, the Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Committee held a special-called Zoom meeting and approved the creation of a “Plan B” giving option where churches can choose which SBC entities (such as seminaries and mission boards) they don’t wish to fund.
Since 1997, 13 men have served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention. But during that time, only one person has held another important position for the nation’s largest Protestant denomination: Recording Secretary John Yeats. However, that will change in June.