Fred Luter

Fred Luter, Jr. said the time for debating and arguing over theological differences among church members could be used instead to reach out to non-believers.  The Southern Baptist Convention president, delivered this message of revival to more than 4,400 people attending the annual SBC conference, June 11, 2013. Here is the text from his speech: […]

The denomination, founded 167 years ago in a commitment to segregation, made it’s most significant break with the past at its annual meeting now underway in New Orleans. In 1995, the SBC apologized for its history and pledged to bring more minorities into leadership in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Past President Frank Page reiterated […]

Southern Baptists meeting in Phoenix to try to boost minorities in their top leadership posts and elected an African American pastor as first vice president for the first time in the denomination’s history. Fred Luter Jr., the head pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, was elected with 1,558 votes, or 77 percent. […]

Louisiana pastor Fred Luter will be nominated as first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Daniel Akin announced June 7. Luter, senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, will be nominated by Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C.  The SBC annual meeting will be June 14-15 […]