The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee addressed several business issues in the second day of its Feb. 21–22 meeting in Nashville.
The Executive Committee approved a budget increase for the investigation into the EC’s handling of sexual abuse cases. EC members approved increasing the original estimate of $500,000 in legal fees for the the EC and $1.6 million in legal fees for the Sexual Abuse Task Force to $2 million for each — a total of $4 million. The funds will come out of the EC’s financial reserves.
The EC also named a seven-member presidential search committee to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Ronnie Floyd last October.
Read the full stories from the EC’s two-day meeting below.