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Floyd resigns as leader of SBC Executive Committee

NASHVILLE (BP) – Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee, announced his resignation Thursday night (Oct. 14) in a letter to Southern Baptists released by email.

Committee on Cooperation named in conjunction with Guidepost contract

NASHVILLE (BP) – Pastors from Texas, Oklahoma and Washington join a CPA in making up the five-member Committee on Cooperation that will act as a liaison between the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, the Sexual Abuse Task Force and Guidepost Solutions during the ongoing investigation over the possible mishandling of reports of sexual abuse in […]

Guenther, Jordan withdraw as legal counsel, end long relationship with Southern Baptists

NASHVILLE (BP) – Longtime Convention attorneys Jim Guenther and Jaime Jordan alerted SBC Executive Committee President and CEO Ronnie Floyd today (Oct. 11) that the law firm of Guenther, Jordan & Price has “no choice” but to “withdraw … from [its] role as general counsel to the Southern Baptist Convention and the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention.”

Independent review of Executive Committee underway

NASHVILLE (BP) – The independent third-party review of the SBC Executive Committee is underway, according to Bruce Frank, chair of the SBC Sexual Abuse Task Force. Frank said the contract among the task force, Guidepost Solutions and Rolland Slade, on behalf of the EC, has been signed.

FIRST-PERSON: Let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work

I can say to you truly as Chairman and Executive Committee, I'd like to really express my relief that this present challenge seems to be behind us. Also, I want to express sorrow over the conduct that we have displayed as Southern Baptists over the course of this absolutely necessary deliberative process.

EC approves Guidepost contract, agrees to waive privilege

NASHVILLE (BP) – Members of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee voted for the waiving of attorney client privilege within the scope of an independent third-party investigation of the EC concerning the handling of sexual abuse claims. The Sexual Abuse Task Force, assembled by SBC President Ed Litton, was mandated by messengers to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting in June and will oversee the investigation.

Privilege waiver central as EC prepares for second special meeting

NASHVILLE (BP) – Members of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee are set to meet Tuesday (Oct. 5) at 11:30 am EDT in a special called virtual meeting related to a third-party investigation of the EC and its handling of sex abuse claims. It will be the second meeting of the Committee in as many weeks since the Sept. 20-21 regularly scheduled meeting. Attorney client privilege is the central issue of the trustees’ deliberation.

EC calls meeting to consider attorney-client privilege, Guidepost contract

NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee is scheduled to hold a special session on Tuesday (Oct. 5) at 11:00 a.m. EDT, according to Roland Slade, EC chairman. The central issue of meeting is the finalization of an agreement with Guidepost Solutions and the matter of waiving of the EC’s attorney-client privilege as requested by messengers and the Sexual Abuse Task Force, appointed by SBC President Ed Litton.

Southern Baptist pastors, leaders weigh in on EC-Task Force stalemate

NASHVILLE (BP) – Leaders across the Southern Baptist Convention are voicing their concerns about the process of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee’s work toward an independent third-party investigation of issues related to sexual abuse.

EC, Task Force explore Michigan Model as possible solution in third-party investigation

NASHVILLE (BP) – Conversations among the officers of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee are focused on attorney-client privilege as they work to reach an agreement with the Sexual Abuse Task Force mandated by messengers to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting and appointed by SBC President Ed Litton.