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Akin misses GCR meeting, facing surgery

ROGERS, Ark. (BP)–An unspecified medical condition that will entail colon surgery prevented Daniel Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, from attending the Aug. 26 meeting of the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force in Rogers, Ark.

A statement released Aug. 26 by the seminary reported: “Dr. Akin is currently under the care of a doctor and is resting at home, but is looking at colon surgery in the near future for a non-life threatening medical condition.”

Akins’ condition was noted at the outset of a luncheon and question-and-answer session open to pastors and media. In addition to GCR Task Force chairman Ronnie Floyd, SBC President Johnny Hunt and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. fielded questions from the audience.

The luncheon was being hosted by the Church at Pinnacle Hills campus of First Baptist Church in Springdale, Ark., where Floyd is senior pastor.
Compiled by Baptist Press editor Art Toalston, with reporting by BP assistant editor Mark Kelly, who is in Rogers, Ark., to cover the GCR Task Force meeting.

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