New SBC President
Southern Baptists on Tuesday, June 10, elected a Georgia pastor, the Rev. Johnny Hunt of First Baptist Church of Woodstock, as president after the most wide-open leadership race in three decades. Hunt, 55, a megachurch pastor known for his encouragement of young pastors, won 53 percent of the votes of more than 5,800 delegates, known as messengers, who are meeting in Indianapolis. "One of my plans is to work diligently to bring … the younger generation into more involvement in our denomination," Hunt said in an interview shortly after his election. "It's my goal and hope that we'll be able to inspire and instill hope within that generation to come and join us." Read more.