Religion | Denominations elect new leaders at summer assemblies
by Alex Duke
Posted 7/05/18, 01:14 am
The big news from this year’s Southern Baptist Convention gathering in Dallas concerned two presidencies.
On Tuesday, June 12, nearly 70 percent of the 10,000 “messengers”—delegates—elected J.D. Greear the denomination’s new president. The election of Greear, the senior pastor of a multisite megachurch in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., marks a key change for America’s largest Protestant denomination.