The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee will hold a special called meeting in Dallas April 2 to vote on a presidential nominee, EC chairman Mike Stone announced March 19. The nominee’s name will be announced March 31.
The meeting “will include a report from the search committee, a question and answer session with the nominee, and a committee vote on the nomination. The meeting, primarily held in executive session, will begin at 11 a.m. and is anticipated to conclude by 3 p.m.,” said Stone, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear, Ga.
The seven-member presidential search committee announced in February it had “identified God’s candidate for such a time as this” but had not officially notified the person of the search team’s intent to nominate him. Adron Robinson, president of IBSA and pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Country Club Hills, is vice chairman of the search committee.
Stone, an ex officio member of the search committee, said in his March 19 announcement, “The search team and the nominee are grateful for your continued prayers as we collectively seek the wisdom and direction of God.”