We have an annual meeting theme for 2021, and there’s been a shakeup at First Baptist Atlanta. Also, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams are working across the country in multiple states.
Southwestern and Baylor are suing a foundation that was set up to benefit the schools after a change in its governing docs has jeopardized millions. Also, Greg Addison is moving to the SBC Executive Committee as its new Executive Vice President.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has changed how many states will meet this fall and has also led to the cancellation of several meetings. Also, there’s good news regarding CP giving.
LifeWay trustees met this week to pass a “bridge year” budget, and Jerry Falwell Jr. is no longer president at Liberty University.
The body of the wife of a Kansas City-area pastor has been found after she went missing more than three weeks ago. Also, longtime EC CFO Bill Townes announced his impending retirement this week.
The continuing COVID-19 global pandemic has forced most SBC entities to move their fall trustee meetings to online meetings. Also, Liberty University has placed its president, Jerry Falwell, Jr., on administrative leave.
The Woman’s Missionary Union announced this week that it will offer employees a voluntary retirement as the missions organization deals with the financial impact from the COVID-19 global pandemic. Also, there’s quite a bit of discussion about animals on the show this week.
Pastor resigns after event celebrating Confederate general, KKK leader; COVID outbreak hits Alabama church
An Alabama pastor resigned after controversy arose following his involvement in an event honoring Nathan Bedford Forrest. Also in Alabama, a church has seen ana COVID-19 outbreak affect more than 40 members.
Tragedy struck the Southern Baptist family this week as Texas church planter and pastor John Powell was killed after being hit by a semi-truck while helping a stranded motorist.
Bellevue Baptist is facing a sex abuse lawsuit related to actions by a former part-time employee. Also, Southwestern Seminary has passed a budget for 2020-21 and hired three new faculty members.