EC presidential search committee has found ‘God’s candidate’ for position

NASHVILLE — The search committee seeking the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee (EC) has “identified God’s candidate for such a time as this” and will announce the nominee “very soon,” search committee vice chairman Adron Robinson reported Feb. 19.

Reporting to a meeting of the EC in Nashville, Robinson, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Country Club Hills, Illinois, said the search committee cannot announce the candidate’s name yet because they have not officially notified the person of their intent to nominate him. 

When the search committee is ready to announce the name of the nominee it will be released first to the full EC and then made public.

Responding to questions about the diversity of candidates being considered for the position, EC chairman Mike Stone, an ex officio member of the search committee, said the committee’s choices reflected diversity in age, ethnicity, gender and experience.

A special called meeting of the EC is likely to take up the search committee’s nomination before the EC’s next scheduled meeting in June, Stone said. (BP)