Newly released audio clips from a Southern Baptist whistleblower appear to corroborate accusations Southern Baptist Convention leaders were reluctant to take action against churches accused of mishandling abuse.
Rolland Slade, senior pastor of Meridian Baptist Church in El Cajon, California, has been elected as the first African American chairman of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, the group that runs the business of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination outside its annual meetings. He was
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting has been canceled for the first time in 75 years in a unanimous vote of SBC officers, the SBC Executive Committee, and leaders of the SBC's boards and institutions.The June 9-10 meeting is
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) — Southern Baptists have overwhelmingly adopted changes to governing documents that will bring greater visibility to their desire to disaffiliate with churches that do not handle instances of abuse properly. Moments after the votes, about 50 abuse victim advocates and media members
NASHVILLE (RNS) — Ronnie Floyd, an Arkansas megachurch pastor and former Southern Baptist Convention president has been elected to head the denomination’s Executive Committee by a vote of 68 to 1 electing Floyd in an executive session of nearly four hours.