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  • Southeastern installs 10th faculty chair in honor of Charles Page

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) installed its 10th faculty chair, the Charles Page Chair of Biblical Theology, to Charles Quarles during its convocation service Aug. 16. The chair was announced in 2003 at SEBTS while Page was still living, but it was not until 15 years later, with the support of more than 100 donors, that the endowed chair became active. 

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  • SBC EC elects diverse presidential search team

    April 17 2018 by David Roach & Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC EC elects diverse presidential search team

    The six-member committee charged with nominating the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee (EC) is marked by racial and gender diversity as well as a mixture of clergy and laypeople. The presidential search committee was elected during a special called EC meeting in Nashville April 17.

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  • Executive Committee to hold called meeting

    April 3 2018 by Baptist Press staff | with 2 comments
    Executive Committee to hold called meeting

    Executive Committee (EC) Chairman Stephen Rummage has called a special meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee for Tuesday, April 17, at the SBC Building in Nashville. “As you know, concerns and questions abound in regard to the sudden and grievous departure of our EC president,” Rummage said.

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  • Frank Page admits 'inappropriate relationship,' resigns

    March 27 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Frank Page admits 'inappropriate relationship,' resigns

    In a statement that recast an earlier retirement announcement, Frank S. Page has resigned as president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee (EC), effective March 27 over what is described as a “morally inappropriate relationship in the recent past.”

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  • Frank Page announces retirement as SBC Exec. Comm. president

    March 27 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Frank Page announces retirement as SBC Exec. Comm. president

    Frank S. Page, president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee (EC) since 2010, has announced his retirement. In a letter to EC members, Page wrote, “It has been my joy and honor to serve the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention for eight years.

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  • Page: Churches & stewardship key to SBC honoring God

    February 21 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Page: Churches & stewardship key to SBC honoring God

    God wants “everything we do to bring Him glory,” Frank S. Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee (EC), noted. The church must be a focal point where God’s glory is evident, Page stated during the opening session of the EC’s Feb. 19-20 meeting in Nashville.

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  • Sutherland Springs community gathers to pray, heal

    November 10 2017 by Tammi Ledbetter, Jane Rogers & Bill Bumpas, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    Sutherland Springs community gathers to pray, heal

    “We take care of our own,” stated Frank S. Page, formerly a Texas pastor, as he and Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines and his wife Donna spent three days helping to serve families distraught over the Nov. 5 massacre of half of the congregation of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs.

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  • Personal finances to gain SBC spiritual boost

    June 16 2017 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Personal finances to gain SBC spiritual boost

    For people struggling financially – and others doing well – stewardship will become more urgent among Southern Baptists in the days ahead. “We’ve not talked about it enough,” Frank S. Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee, said in the EC’s report to the SBC.

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  • CP-funded collegiate church network multiplies

    June 15 2017 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP-funded collegiate church network multiplies

    In a college football stadium, surrounded by 20,000 cheering fans, Keith Wieser heard God say, “Look at all this potential. I want to do something here, but you have to think bigger.” In 2007, Wieser and his wife Paige moved from Texas to plant a church in Pullman, Wash.

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  • Panel: Pastors key to evangelistic efforts in local churches

    June 13 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Panel: Pastors key to evangelistic efforts in local churches

    Pastors must lead their local congregations to be more evangelistic by personally modeling evangelism and discipleship in their own lives. That was a common theme among Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) leaders who took part in a panel discussion on evangelism and declining baptisms in the SBC.

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  • EC receives CP report, frames building sale process

    June 13 2017 by David Roach & Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    EC receives CP report, frames building sale process

    The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee (EC) heard a report June 12 that “escrowing, withholding [and] reducing” gifts through the Cooperative Program (CP) is “not as widespread” as thought in February when the EC’s CP Committee created a special committee to study the issue.

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  • Gaines, Page preach at Phoenix-area churches

    June 13 2017 by Shannon Baker and Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gaines, Page preach at Phoenix-area churches

    Prayer and perseverance were the themes as Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Steve Gaines and SBC executive Frank Page preached at Phoenix area churches June 11 ahead of the 2017 SBC annual meeting. Gaines spoke at First Baptist Church in Chandler, and Page preached during two services at the Arrowhead campus of Mountain Ridge Church in Glendale.

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  • ‘10 Questions’: Page’s guide for pastor searches

    June 2 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘10 Questions’: Page’s guide for pastor searches

    “Pastor Searches for Dummies” would have been a fitting title for the latest book from Frank S. Page, he wrote in the book’s introduction. Instead, the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President and CEO chose “Looking for a New Pastor” as the title of his new guidebook.

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  • Indiana Baptists amend church cooperation bylaw

    October 19 2016 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Indiana Baptists amend church cooperation bylaw

    Indiana Baptists amended their bylaw regarding cooperating churches at the group’s annual meeting. The new State Convention of Baptists in Indiana rule provides “a personal and proactive approach to dealing with churches that have not met the basic requirements of being a ‘cooperating church with the SCBI,’” the group reported.

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  • N.Y. Baptists affirm marriage & gender, increase CP

    October 19 2016 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    N.Y. Baptists affirm marriage & gender, increase CP

    Messengers to the Baptist Convention of New York increased giving to Southern Baptist Convention missions and ministries for the second year in a row and discussed proposals to affirm the biblical definitions of marriage and gender in the convention’s constitution. Messengers also heard an address from Todd Starnes of Fox News during their sessions.

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