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Tennessee pastor Jared Moore to be nominated for SBC president

NASHVILLE (BP) – Oklahoma pastor Dusty Deevers is planning to nominate Tennessee pastor Jared Moore for SBC President at the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting. Moore is the senior pastor of Homesteads Baptist Church in Crossville, Tenn.

“Jared faithfully represents salt-of-the-earth Southern Baptists,” Deevers told Baptist Press in written comments. “He is a faithful husband, father and pastor who serves the Lord dutifully at his local church without the need for fanfare or attention.

“He loves Christ and, therefore, loves Christ’s Word unashamedly.”

Moore served as SBC second vice president in 2014. He has served as senior pastor at Homesteads Church since 2016. He previously served as senior pastor of New Salem Baptist Church in Hustonville, Ky., according to his LinkedIn profile.

Moore “has a sharp mind,” Deevers said, and is “gifted by the Lord with wisdom to understand what the church faces and needs in our day and how Scripture directs us to address it.”

Moore holds a bachelor’s degree from Trinity Bible College, a master’s degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, according the church’s website.

Deevers said he’s motivated to nominate Moore because “the world and our own nation need a thriving and faithful SBC to proclaim the Gospel without embarrassment.

“Sadly, though, our prophetic voice has been stifled in recent years because of infighting, self-dealing and worldly compromise. God’s Kingdom will go on with or without the SBC, but we know the Devil would love nothing more than to destroy our long and faithful cooperative mission.

“On the flip side, our adversary fears a convention that is united around God’s truth. You have a man in Jared Moore who loves Christ, His Church and the SBC and wants to see the SBC using all of its tremendous resources to accomplish the Great Commission faithfully.”

According to SBC Workspace, Homesteads Church baptized three people in 2023 and averaged a weekly worship service attendance of 113. The church received $342,611 in total receipts and gave $19,266 (5.6 percent) through the Cooperative Program. It also gave $4,679 to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and $1,995 to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.

The 2024 SBC Annual Meeting is set for June 11-12 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Other announced candidates for SBC president include Clint Pressley, Mike Keahbone and David Allen and Bruce Frank.

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