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Feb202014

Arkansas pastor Ronnie Floyd to be nominated for SBC president

NASHVILLE (BP) – Arkansas pastor Ronnie Floyd will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention at the SBC annual meeting this June, seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr. announced Feb. 20.

Ronnie Floyd

Floyd has "unparalleled experience as a leader among us, an unquestioned commitment to the Great Commission, and he has demonstrated an unstinting urgency to unite Southern Baptists around our shared beliefs, mission, and programs," Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., wrote in an open letter to Southern Baptists stating his intention to nominate Floyd at the SBC annual meeting in June.

During the 27 years Floyd has led Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, it has become "one of the most evangelistic, visible and innovative congregations in our convention," Mohler wrote. The church encompasses campuses in Springdale, Rogers and Fayetteville.

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