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SBC Elections Feature Broad Range of Candidates

Recording Secretary

After John Yeats announced he would not seek the office again this year (Yeats has served in the position since 1997), several candidates have come forward to be nominated for recording secretary.

Javier Chavez, pastor of Amistad Cristiana Church in Gainesville, Ga., announced his candidacy in late March. Chavez told Baptist Press that several individuals have volunteered to give his nomination speech at the annual meeting, and an announcement on that is expected this month.

Nathan Finn, current provost at North Greenville University, will be nominated for recording secretary by David Sons, pastor of Lake Murray Baptist Church in Lexington, S.C.

Alabama pastor David Roach was announced as a candidate for recording secretary in late April. Mark Snowden, director of missional leadership for the Cincinnati Area Baptist Association, announced his intention to nominate Roach.

Roach has been the pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Saraland, Ala., since 2020, and previously served as chief national correspondent for Baptist Press from 2014-2019.

In addition to these positions, messengers to the annual meeting will have the opportunity to select the president of next year’s SBC Pastors’ Conference, which will be held June 11-12, 2023, immediately prior to next year’s annual meeting in New Orleans.

Official nominations for Pastors’ Conference president will take place June 13, 2022, during the second day of this year’s conference. The following candidates have announced their intention to be nominated:

Daniel Dickard, pastor of Friendly Avenue Baptist Church in Greensboro, N.C., will be nominated for president of the pastors’ conference. Jordan Easley, senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Cleveland, Tenn., announced his intention to nominated Dickard in a video shared on social media March 16.

Voddie Baucham, dean of theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, was announced as a candidate for pastors’ conference president in a story published at the conservative news site Daily Wire.

Nominations for all positions remain open until the time of voting at the annual meeting this summer. To register as a messenger to the annual meeting, go here.

This article originally appeared on BaptistPress.com.