Southern Baptist

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 […]