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Southern Baptists, think carefully about your ways

NASHVILLE (BP) – Since the end of February 2020, I have carried a deep and increasing burden about the following things:

Addison named SBC Executive Committee executive vice president

NASHVILLE (BP) – Greg Addison has been named executive vice president for the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee.

Charles Grant named executive director of African American relations and mobilization

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Charles Grant has been named executive director of African American relations and mobilization at the SBC Executive Committee. In a partnership jointly funded by the SBC EC and the North American Mission Board, Grant will work to equip and mobilize African American churches, as well as to engage potential new churches.

Townes announces retirement from SBC Executive Committee

NASHVILLE (BP) — William “Bill” Townes, CFO of the SBC Executive Committee, announced his retirement from the post effective December 31, 2020. Townes and his wife DeAnna will relocate to Georgia to assist with care for their special needs grandson who faces significant life challenges due to his genetic conditions.

SBC entity trustee meetings move primarily online due to COVID-19 restrictions

NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee meeting scheduled to be held in Nashville Sept. 21-22 has been canceled and replaced with a special called meeting, to be held online Sept. 22.

SBC Executive Committee launches new branding, websites

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptists have a sleek new web home and a new look to go with it. A project months in the making was launched Tuesday (Aug. 4) as new websites for both the SBC and Baptist Press came online. A complete set of new logos and color schemes accompanied the website launches.

Statements related to recent SBC Executive Committee actions

The full SBC Executive Committee as well as incoming chairman Rolland Slade and outgoing chairman Mike Stone issue statements regarding recent SBC EC actions.

New EC chair Rolland Slade viewed as pastor of all El Cajon

EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) -- Rolland Slade's longtime friend John Hughes describes him as the pastor of all of El Cajon, a San Diego suburb of more than 100,000 people. So much so, said Hughes, that when an ecumenical group of pastors sought to comfort the community after El Cajon police shot and killed an unarmed African immigrant in 2016, pastors called on Slade.

SBC DIGEST: Conservative Baptist Network announces steering council; Greenway’s Juneteenth message; SBU adopts strategic changes

Conservative Baptist Network announces steering council; In Juneteenth message to seminary community, Greenway calls for 'justice and righteousness'; SBU adopts strategic changes for future sustainability.

In historic election, SBC Executive Committee elects first African American chair

NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee elected its first African American chair in a special called meeting Tuesday (June 16). Rolland Slade, pastor of Meridian Baptist Church in El Cajon, Calif., was unopposed as EC chair and was unanimously elected by ballot vote. Outgoing chair Mike Stone called for a ballot vote, he said, to mark the historic moment.