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

Jun 11, 2018

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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