Plans for this year’s annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention continue to develop, and this week saw two changes in the possible nominations for SBC president.
Bart Barber, pastor of First Baptist Church Farmersville, Texas, will be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president by Matt Henslee, president of the SBC Pastors Conference.
The April 7 announcement came the day after Willy Rice, pastor of Calvary Church in Clearwater, Florida, withdrew from consideration for the role.
Rice’s withdrawal on April 6 stemmed from controversy over a church deacon being allowed to serve despite past sexual misconduct prior to becoming a Christian.
Nominations for other SBC officer positions are expected to include:
- 1st vice president: Victor Chayasirisobhon
- 2nd vice president: Alex Sands
- Recording secretary: Javier Chavez and Nathan Finn
Two nominations for president of the 2022 SBC Pastors Conference have been announced:
Read more about this week’s developments below.