SBC officer has NC connection
    June 24 2009 by Staff and Wire reports

    The newly elected second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) was until last month pastor of North Carolina's largest Baptist church.

    Stephen Rummage, former pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, was elected to the SBC office without opposition on June 23. He will become pastor of Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, Fla., later this month. Before going to Hickory Grove, Rummage was director of the doctor of ministry program and professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest.

    John Mark Toby, pastor of Beacon Hill Baptist Church in Somerset, Ky., was elected first vice-president, receiving 64 percent of the vote (1,039 votes). Ken Render, pastor of Lakeside Community Church in St. Clair Shores, Mich., received 35 percent (567 votes).

    Johnny Hunt was re-elected SBC president with no opposition.

    Complete coverage of the 2009 SBC meeting

    6/24/2009 3:06:00 AM by Staff and Wire reports | with 0 comments

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