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EC special called meeting set for Nov. 10

NASHVILLE (BP) – The trustees of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee are planning to meet in special session on Nov. 10, according to Chairman Rolland Slade. The announcement of the meeting was issued Wednesday (Nov. 3).

“We want to formally vote for our new officers and appoint vice chairs and secretaries for the committees,” Slade said. He also plans to give a general update on the work of the EC staff in Nashville.

“I will compliment the staff for carrying out their work truly as unto the Lord,” he said.

The meeting follows the resignations of Ronnie Floyd [1] as president and CEO and Greg Addison [2] as executive vice president.

It is also scheduled to take place within the 30-day window of a request by one-third of the members [3] to address leadership and conduct issues related to the committee.

Ricardo Avila, a trustee from Georgia, resigned over the weekend dropping the total number of trustees to 69 [4]. Committee bylaws call for 86 trustees.

Other details concerning the meeting, including whether it will be livestreamed, are still being discussed.