Recommendation for interim president to be made at EC February meeting

NASHVILLE (BP) – Officers of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee will meet with EC vice presidents by the end of January, with a recommendation for one of them to serve as interim president coming at the Executive Committee’s February meeting, EC Chairman Rolland Slade told Baptist Press.

Per the SBC Executive Committee bylaws, officers are given the responsibility to designate a vice president to act as interim when the president/CEO post is vacant. The current EC vice presidents are Jonathan Howe, Communications; Willie McLaurin, Great Commission Relations and Mobilization; and Jeff Pearson, Chief Financial Officer.

“We certainly appreciate the patience that has been shown to us in these critical times,” said Slade. “Our vice presidents are each godly men who have worked cohesively with the officers to provide leadership that has not gone unnoticed.”

In addition to Slade, other officers include Stacy Bramlett, vice chair; Monte Shinkle, secretary, and committee chairs Erik Cummings, Convention Events and Strategic Planning; Andrew Hunt, Convention Missions and Ministry; Jim Gregory, Southern Baptist Relations; and Archie Mason, Convention Finances and Stewardship Development.

The EC presidency became vacant on Nov. 1 after Ronnie Floyd announced on Oct. 14 his intention to resign at the end of that month. Floyd had served as EC president since May 2019.

This article was written by Scott Barkley, national correspondent for Baptist Press. It was published on baptistpress.com.

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