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Lawyer views role on EC as that of ‘servant,’ not ‘savior’

NASHVILLE (BP) – When Dani Bryson was initially asked to consider a nomination to serve on the Southern Baptist Executive Committee, she said the offer was completely unexpected.

Johnny Hunt sues SBC, EC and Guidepost

NASHVILLE (BP) – Longtime pastor and former SBC President Johnny Hunt has filed suit against the SBC, the SBC Executive Committee (EC) and Guidepost Solutions. The suit seeks unspecified damages related to allegations of defamation and the invasion of privacy based on accusations made against Hunt in the 2022 Guidepost report stemming from an investigation into the alleged mishandling of sexual abuse by the SBC EC.

Churches respond to action of Executive Committee

NASHVILLE (BP) – Several churches deemed “not in friendly cooperation” with the SBC have responded to action taken by the SBC Executive Committee earlier this week.

SBC DIGEST: Finn to be re-nominated; Ministry Report posted; Road to NOLA highlights food

Nathan Finn will be re-nominated as SBC Recording Secretary, SBC entity reports for 2023 are now online, and there's a new episode of The Road to New Orleans available.

Executive Committee hears from ARITF, receives budget updates

NASHVILLE (BP) – The February 2023 meeting of the SBC Executive Committee meeting featured an update from the Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force (ARITF), recommendations from the SBC Credentials Committee, an update from the EC presidential search team and the approval of a National Cooperative Program Allocation budget of more than $195 million.

Budgets, audit headline EC financial discussion

NASHVILLE (BP) — SBC Executive Committee members approved recommendations and information regarding the previous and current operational finance budgets as well as a recent audit of its overall finances.

EC removes six churches from cooperation including Saddleback Church

NASHVILLE (BP) -- In its meeting Tuesday (Feb. 21), the SBC Executive Committee deemed six churches to be not in friendly cooperation—five of whom for having a female functioning in the office of pastor—including one of the largest churches in the Convention, Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif.

Saddleback Church deemed ‘not in friendly cooperation’ with SBC

NASHVILLE (BP) — The SBC Executive Committee affirmed a recommendation from the SBC Credentials Committee Tuesday (Feb. 21) to deem Saddleback Church as “not in friendly cooperation with the Southern Baptist Convention.” 

‘Push forward with a prayer and a plan,’ McLaurin urges Executive Committee

NASHVILLE (BP) – Willie McLaurin encouraged the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee to pray, plan and push forward in Kingdom work in his president’s report to the body Monday night (Feb. 20).

ARITF recommends Guidepost Solutions to build ‘Ministry Check’ database

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force (ARITF) announced it has made a recommendation to the SBC Credentials Committee to utilize Guidepost Solutions in establishing and maintaining a “Ministry Check” website database for those credibly accused of sexual abuse.