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SBC Executive Committee members re-elect James Merritt as chairman

SALT LAKE CITY (BP)–During an organizational meeting June 10, members of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee re-elected two officers by acclamation.
James Merritt, senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Snellville, Ga., was chosen to serve a second one-year term as chairman, as was vice chairman Rex Terry, an attorney and member of First Baptist Church, Fort Smith, Ark.
Forrest Lowry III, senior pastor of Spring Baptist Church, Spring, Texas, was elected without opposition as recording secretary. He succeeds Joe Reynolds of Texas who rotated off the Executive Committee.
The next meeting of the Executive Committee will be Sept. 21-22 in Nashville, Tenn.