White evangelicals angered over the killing of George Floyd this summer have joined protests and declared that “Black lives matter,” their continued support for President Trump has disgusted Black evangelical leaders.
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Many Southern Baptists are familiar with Annie Armstrong, founder of the Woman’s Missionary Union. Fewer know of Annie Filmore, a 20th century pioneer of Baptist missions, who was initially denied fellowship with Armstrong’s WMU because of the color of her skin.
For years, John Onwuchekwa was a rising star in the Southern Baptist Convention. The Black pastor was part of the family and destined for great things. Then he wasn’t. And now he and his church is leaving the SBC.
In a letter to Southern Baptist Convention leaders, an African American pastor from Texas urged the denomination to meaningfully increase the number of Black people in positions of leadership across its various institutions and to “understand that racism is much more than an individual sin.”
First Baptist Church of Crestmont in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, is among several Southern Baptist congregations celebrating for the first time Juneteenth, or June 19th, the day in 1865 when enslaved black people in Galveston, Texas, learned they were free.
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
For most of their history, Southern Baptists have opened their meetings with a gavel named for a slaveholder. The president of the nation's largest Protestant denomination now says that gavel should be retired.
Promoting diversity, unity, missions and sex abuse prevention are goals the Southern Baptist Convention must continue to pursue in order to put the "Gospel Above All," SBC President J.D. Greear said in his 2020 presidential address Tuesday (June 9).