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Committee on Resolutions named for 2015 SBC

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) — Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd has named the members of the Committee on Resolutions for the June 16-17 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio.

Floyd, pastor of Cross Church, in Springdale, Ark., appointed the committee in keeping with the provision in SBC Bylaw 20 that its members be named 75 days prior to the start of the annual meeting.

Floyd named Steve Gaines of Tennessee as committee chairman. Gaines is senior pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova. See Floyd’s first-person column today (March 30) in Baptist Press for more information about the Committee on Resolutions’ selection process.

The other committee members, in alphabetical order, are:

— Berta Delgado-Young, communications editor, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas

— Jason Duesing, provost, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO.; Antioch Bible Baptist Church, Gladstone, Mo. (membership in process due to ministry relocation to Kansas City from Fort Worth, Texas, where his formal membership is still at Travis Avenue Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas.)

— Eric Geiger, vice president, LifeWay Resources Division, Nashville, Tenn., and teaching pastor, New Vision Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

— Matthew Hall, vice president for academic services, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.; Clifton Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky.

— Steven Lee, lead pastor, Redeemer City Church, Washington, D.C.

— Kathy Litton, pastor’s wife and leader of ministry to pastors’ wives, North American Mission Board, First Baptist North Mobile, Saraland, Ala.

— Stephen Rummage, pastor, Bell Shoals Baptist, Brandon, Fla.

— Rolland Slade, pastor, Meridian Southern Baptist, El Cajon, Calif.

— Jay Shell, attorney, Batesville, Ark.; member, West Baptist Church, Batesville, Ark.

The committee’s composition, according to Bylaw 20, must include at least two members who served the previous year, with Hall and Shell meeting this requirement. Bylaw 20 also stipulates that the committee include at least three SBC Executive Committee members. This year they are Rummage, Shell and Slade.

The procedure for submitting resolutions is as follows according to Bylaw 20:

— Proposed resolutions may be submitted as early as April 15 but no later than 15 days prior to the SBC annual meeting, giving the Resolutions Committee a two-week period in which to consider submissions. The committee also may propose resolutions for consideration during its deliberations. Resolutions may not be submitted during the annual meeting.

— Proposed resolutions must be accompanied by a letter from a church qualified to send a messenger to the SBC annual meeting certifying that the individual submitting the resolution is a member in good standing.

— Proposed resolutions preferably should be submitted by email or mailed to the Committee on Resolutions in care of the SBC Executive Committee, 901 Commerce St., Nashville, TN 37203. The drafts must be typewritten, titled, dated and include complete contact information for the person and his or her church.

— No person will be allowed to submit more than three resolutions per year.

— If a properly submitted resolution is not forwarded by the Committee on Resolutions to the SBC annual meeting, a two-thirds vote of messengers would be required to bring the proposed resolution to the convention floor.

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