April 05, 2019
A familiar face is taking over as president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee: Dr. Ronnie Floyd. A longtime friend and the chairman of the FRC board, Ronnie will bring incredible leadership to the nation's largest Protestant denomination. In addition to pastoring a remarkable church in Springdale, Arkansas, for 32 years, Dr. Floyd served as the president of the Convention from 2014-2016.
"Where I will be as long as I'm in this position," he said, "is that I will think like a pastor. I will champion pastors. I believe in the church, and I will champion the church." And no one has had a stronger mandate to do so, considering the landslide 68-1 election. "I believe that there's a great need in our convention of churches to remind people all of the time that we're here to cooperate together to reach the world for the Lord Jesus Christ," he told reporters. "That's where my passion and my vision will always call us forward."
We are grateful for Dr. Floyd's example of courageous leadership and look forward to continuing our work to protect religious freedom in America and around the world.
Tony Perkins' Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.