Southern Religion

ABP pierces SBC fog: Split NAMB vote for Ezell

The Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board voted 37-12 on Sept. 14 to appoint Kevin Ezell their new president.

In keeping with the Southern Baptist Convention’s frequent practice of keeping church members and the public at large in the dark, the NAMB didn’t release a vote count. Still hasn’t.

The independent Associated Baptist Press reports:

NAMB officials did not release a vote count, but according to multiple sources with knowledge of the board’s deliberations, the vote was 37-12. Ezell, pastor of Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., was a controversial choice, because during his tenure the church’s budget tripled, yet the congregation now gives little more to the Cooperative Program unified budget and SBC mission offerings than it did 10 years ago.


September 16, 2010 - Posted by | SBC |

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  1. […] 37-12 vote hiring Kevin Ezell for that job was ferreted out, but not […]

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