15,000 Southern Baptists gathered in Nashville Tuesday to elect a new president
of the Southern Baptist Convention. Ed Litton, a little-known pastor of
Redemption Church in Saraland, Ala., was the surprise winner, edging prime
contender and Georgia pastor Mike Stone by 556 votes in a runoff. Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary President Albert Mohler Jr. (a WORLD board
member), also considered a serious contender, got about a quarter of the votes
in the first round. Randy Adams, a state convention leader who ran on reformist
ideas, received under 5 percent of the votes.
the first sit-down interview with Litton on Thursday.
How do you feel? I’m
overwhelmed and quite humbled. We’re at a really important moment in our
history. And I think this convention has moved in a very clear direction.
Read the entire interview by Sophia Lee here at World Magazine.
Picture used from Baptist Press.
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