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  • Luter, on race relations, sees church as unifier

    February 19 2016 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Luter, on race relations, sees church as unifier

    Race relations issues have not improved since the election of the first African-American U.S. president, but the church can lead in modeling reconciliation, said Fred Luter Jr., immediate past president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the first African American to hold the position.

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  • Churches promote, equip ‘servant leaders’ at home

    June 17 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Churches promote, equip ‘servant leaders’ at home

    “When I started living for God and then I got married and God blessed me with a son, one of my prayers to God was, ‘Let me be the spiritual man in my son’s life that I didn’t have in my home growing up,’” said Fred Luter. “And God honored that.”

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  • Fred Luter named NAMB ambassador

    June 4 2015 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Fred Luter named NAMB ambassador

    The North American Mission Board has named former Southern Baptist Convention President Fred Luter as its new national African American ambassador. In that role, Luter will focus on involving more African American churches in the SBC and in church planting. “We still have a lot of lost souls out there,” Luter said.

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  • Chip Luter embraces opportunity in Tampa

    April 22 2015 by Bob Carey, Gardner-Webb Communications | with 0 comments
    Chip Luter embraces opportunity in Tampa

    Fred “Chip” Luter III has accepted a call as a campus pastor in Tampa, moving from New Orleans where he has served as youth minister under his father, former Southern Baptist Convention President Fred Luter. Chip Luter will become pastor of the Sulphur Springs campus of Idlewild Baptist Church beginning May 1.

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  • “Do you know His name?” Fred Luter asks

    June 12 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    “Do you know His name?” Fred Luter asks

    Fred Luter drew enthusiastic, soulful responses from worshipers at an evening revival service June 10 during the SBC annual meeting in Baltimore as he preached from Psalm 80:18–19, the meeting’s official theme scripture calling for “Restoration and Revival through Prayer.”

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  • Luter reflects on presidency, remains hopeful for future

    June 5 2014 by Baptist Message/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Luter reflects on presidency, remains hopeful for future

    On the cusp of completing his two-year presidential tenure as the first African American president of the Southern Baptist Convention, pastor Fred Luter sat down for a question-and-answer session with the Baptist Message, the newsjournal of the Louisiana Baptist Convention.

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  • Luter, in New England, rallies support for new Baptist college

    April 29 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Luter, in New England, rallies support for new Baptist college

    Fred Luter, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, spent two days at Northeastern Baptist College in Bennington and met with local Green Mountain Baptist Association pastors. After touring the college’s main campus and library facilities, he gathered with the executive team…

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  • God has promised to sustain the righteous, Luter tells EC

    February 19 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    God has promised to sustain the righteous, Luter tells EC

    In his presidential address to the Southern Baptist Executive Committee in Nashville, Tenn., Fred Luter said that the convention will encounter affliction as it serves the Lord, but will complete its God-given mission because of the Lord’s promises.

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  • Luter calls for return to the transforming gospel

    November 13 2013 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications | with 1 comments
    Luter calls for return to the transforming gospel

    “Before we talk about what it’s going to take to change America, what is it going to take to change you?” said Fred Luter to North Carolina Baptists during the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s annual meeting. Luter addressed the need for messengers to return to the transforming gospel.

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  • Preach scripture, not ‘Duck Dynasty’ or politics, Luter says

    September 18 2013 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Preach scripture, not ‘Duck Dynasty’ or politics, Luter says

    Preaching the scripture, not politics or even “Duck Dynasty,” will bring revival to the Southern Baptist Convention and the nation, SBC President Fred Luter said in his address to the SBC Executive Committee at its Sept. 16-17 meeting in Nashville.

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  • Luter lauds Hispanic churches for vitality, leading by example

    June 27 2013 by David Raul Lema Jr., Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Luter lauds Hispanic churches for vitality, leading by example

    Hispanics not only belong in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) but “they are here to stay,” SBC President Fred Luter said at “Avance Hispano 2013” held in conjunction with the SBC annual meeting in Houston.

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  • ‘Do you really love them?’ Luter asks

    June 17 2013 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Do you really love them?’ Luter asks

    America will not see revival until Christians unconditionally love the scripture, the Savior and one another, Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Fred Luter preached Tuesday evening (June 11) at the SBC annual meeting in Houston.

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  • Luter leads slate in mostly quiet election

    June 14 2013 by John Evans, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Luter leads slate in mostly quiet election

    Fred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, was elected without opposition to a second term as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, leading a slate of candidates who ran mostly unopposed.

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  • Luter sails to second term as SBC president

    Fred Luter, Jr., pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, La., was re-elected as president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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  • Luter: afflictions in ministry in God’s script

    June 11 2013 by Keith Collier, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Luter: afflictions in ministry in God’s script

    Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Fred Luter brought a rousing close to the first night of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference, with an encouraging message for discouraged pastors. 

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