NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Officials with the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and the SBC Executive Committee hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 20 in celebration of the opening of a new sound production studio in the SBC Building in Nashville, Tenn.
More than 100 guests were on hand as James Merritt, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of the Atlanta-area First Baptist Church, Snellville, cut the ribbon, signifying the opening of the studio.
“This is one small step for man and one giant leap for Richard Land,” Merritt joked as he cut the ribbon. “On a more serious note, this is the result of a magnificent vision as the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission spreads the word about the importance of faith and family.”
Land, president of the ERLC and host of the agency’s “For Faith & Family” radio broadcast, said the studio was made possible by the generous and sacrificial financial support of Southern Baptists across the country through the SBC’s Cooperative Program channel for missions and ministry support. Land also expressed gratitude to the SBC Executive Committee for providing the additional space for the new studio on the SBC Buildings first floor.
“This new studio will allow the ERLC to even more effectively champion biblical family values and religious liberty by advocating the application of scriptural precepts in every facet of our culture,” Land said. “We receive this new studio as a sacred trust from God through his Southern Baptist servants.”
In just its third year of production, For Faith & Family was among the finalists for the National Religious Broadcasters’ recognition as “Talk Show of the Year.” With 1.5 million listeners, the program is heard on nearly 600 radio stations across the nation.
The ERLC, an agency of the nearly 16 million-member SBC, is dedicated to addressing society’s ethical, moral and social concerns and their implications on the family, the church and the culture at large.
Additional information about For Faith and Family may be found at www.faithandfamily.com.