‘A Theologically Liberal Drift’: Conservative Pastors Endure Heavy Losses At Southern Baptist Convention

‘A Theologically Liberal Drift’: Conservative Pastors Endure Heavy Losses At Southern Baptist Convention


The annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) witnessed a major shift at the expense of theological conservatives.

Pastors and congregants assembled in Anaheim, California, last week to serve as messengers for their churches to elect new leadership and debate key issues. This year, hot topics for America’s largest Protestant denomination included a move from several churches to ordain female pastors, as well as a report from investigative firm Guidepost Solutions — which garnered controversy for lauding Pride Month on social media — outlining instances of sexual abuse within the denomination.

A conservative coalition of pastors and theologians endorsed Florida pastor Tom Ascol as president of the SBC, African Christian University Dean Voddie Baucham as president of the pastors’ conference and Georgia pastor Javier Chavez as recording

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