SBC President J.D. Greear has appointed Wheaton College’s Ed Stetzer to chair the 2020 SBC Resolutions Committee. Formerly head of LifeWay Research, Stetzer is executive director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton and dean of the School of Missions, Ministry, and Leadership. Stetzer blogs for Christianity Today and often addresses social justice issues.
“Resolutions offer the messengers an opportunity to express their collective opinion on the issues that matter to them,” Stetzer told Baptist Press. “My hope is that in Orlando, Southern Baptists can pass statements that bring us together, make clear what we believe, and reflect broad consensus.”
More candidates for SBC office announced
Three pastors have been added to the list of nominees for offices to be elected at the SBC annual meeting in Orlando. Dusty Durbin, pastor of Big Level Baptist Church in Wiggins, Miss., will be nominated to serve as second vice president.
“My passion coincides with the reason the Southern Baptist Convention exists, the Great Commission,” he told Baptist Press. “Also, I believe that by serving, if elected, I would be able to represent well the untold number of faithful pastors of normative Southern Baptist churches who lead their churches to champion and generously support the work of the Southern Baptist Convention through the Cooperative Program and our strong missions entities.”
California pastor Stephen Feinstein was previously announced as a candidate for second VP. No candidates have been announced for first VP.
Garrett Kell, pastor of Del Ray Baptist Church in Alexandria, Va., will be nominated to serve as president of the 2021 SBC Pastors’ Conference, joining previously announced candidate Matt Henslee of New Mexico. Chad Keck, pastor of First Baptist Church Kettering in Dayton, Ohio, will be nominated as Pastors’ Conference vice president.