The Conservative Baptist Network today (June 17) released the names of 48 pastors, laymen, and denominational leaders who will serve on the organization’s steering council.
Prominent names on the list include:
Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas Gov. and television personality; Chuck Kelley, president emeritus of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council; and Charles Stanley, pastor of First Baptist Church, Atlanta.
No Alabama Baptists are included on the council.
The common factor among individuals on the steering council is “an allegiance to Scripture and a desire to reach the lost with the gospel of Jesus Christ,” according to a press release issued by the organization.
“We are so excited to share this steering council with our network and broader Southern Baptist family,” network spokesperson Brad Jurkovich said. “We had so looked forward to sharing this at our launch event scheduled in Orlando at our SBC annual meeting. Even though that was cancelled, we are moving forward with tremendous enthusiasm, and we are thankful to have incredible pastors and leaders who are committed to helping us see positive change in our Southern Baptist Convention in order to continue to reach our world with the hope of Jesus and His sufficient Word.”
The network also has a series of events planned for the fall, including:
- Awakening: A Plea for Revival – Aug. 31, 2020 in Bossier City, Louisiana
- The Conservative Baptist Bible Conference – Sept. 17, 2020 in Memphis, Tennessee
- Pastor, Prophet, Patriot: A Freedom and Religious Liberty Event – Oct. 27, 2020 in Cleveland, Georgia.
The full list of those serving on the Conservative Baptist Network steering council is available at conservativebaptistnetwork.com/steering-council.