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Dr. Ronnie Floyd Elected as Next President of the Southern Baptist Convention

Ronnie FloydDr. Ronnie Floyd, Senior Pastor of Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas and a member of NRB, was elected to serve as the next President of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) during the denomination's annual meeting, June 10-11.

Of the 3,553 ballots cast by designated “messengers,” or representatives, from the national church body, Dr. Floyd received 1,834 votes (51.62 percent). The runner-up, Dr. Dennis Manpoong Kim, Pastor of Global Mission Church of Greater Washington in Silver Spring, MD, received 1,446 votes (40.70 percent).

“I am more than blessed and extremely humbled that the Southern Baptist Convention has called upon me to serve as the President of the Southern Baptist Convention,” Dr. Floyd told reporters after his election.

“I want to thank the Lord God of Heaven, who, for whatever reason in the world, has placed me in this moment. And we’re trusting Him for His Will to be done.”

Since 1986, Dr. Floyd has served as the Senior Pastor of Cross Church, which has baptized more than 17,000 people in his 27 years of ministry. Dr. Floyd is also the leader, founder, and host of The Summit, the Businesspersons Luncheon of Northwest Arkansas, a weekly lunch seminar that hosts guest speakers from across the country.

In addition, Dr. Floyd has authored 20 books, including The Power of Prayer and Fasting, 10 Things Every Minister Needs to Know, and Our Last Great Hope: Awakening the Great Commission. His next book, FORWARD: 7 Distinguishing Marks For Future Leaders, will be released in 2015.

Dr. Floyd began serving his term as SBC President Wednesday, June 11, following the conclusion of the denomination's meeting this year.  He succeeds Pastor Fred Luter of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, who became the first African-American to lead the SBC when he was elected in 2012.

Published: June 12, 2014

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