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Passing the baton

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.

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Passing the baton

Evangelicalism | The SBC and the PCA elect new leaders at summer assemblies
by Alex Duke
Posted 6/18/18, 01:38 pm

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. This election of Greear, the senior pastor of a multisite megachurch in Raleigh and Durham, N.C., marks a key change for America’s largest Protestant denomination.

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J.D. Greear elected new Southern Baptist leader

by J.C. Derrick
Posted 6/12/18, 05:51 pm

DALLAS—Delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) annual meeting in Dallas overwhelmingly elected J.D. Greear as the group’s next president on Tuesday. Greear, pastor of Summit Church in Durham, N.C., took 69 percent of the vote on the first ballot. Former seminary head Ken Hemphill had 31 percent.

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