Baptists in Arkansas focused on mission; SBC Annual Meeting not seen as place to solve issues

    June 10, 2018

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    IN AN INTERVIEW with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Greg Sykes president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention said members of the denomination in Arkansas consider the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas a "big family reunion."

    Sykes added that the annual meeting is not where resolution of matter such as Paige Patterson – who was fired May 30 as president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary because of his mishandling of a rape allegation –  rather best handled by the seminary's board of trustees.

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