NASHVILLE (BP) – When Ronnie Floyd was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention last summer, it was a natural extension of his life's ministry, having spent years leading by example at the local church level and in numerous denominational roles.
As SBC president, Floyd has exhorted Southern Baptists to plead with the Lord for spiritual awakening and for His empowering to fulfill the Great Commission. He also encourages churches to support the convention's Cooperative Program for missions and ministry, leading his church to give more each year.
SBCLIFE, the journal of the SBC Executive Committee, interviewed Floyd about the passions that mark his life:
SBCLIFE: Can you recount how and why you have made prayer such a priority in your life?
RONNIE FLOYD: Ever since I came to Christ, having a time with God has been very important to me. In the early 1980s, as I approached seminary graduation, W.A. Criswell preached a sermon at a Texas Baptist Evangelism Conference encouraging us to give our mornings to God. So I began to do that.