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Pastor Who Called Preston Sprinkle a ‘Heretical Liar’ To Be Nominated for SBC President

Jared Moore
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Dr. Jared Moore, senior pastor of Cumberland Homesteads Baptist Church in Crossville, Tennessee, will be running for Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) president at this year’s annual meeting in June.

Moore previously served as the 2nd Vice President of the SBC in 2013 and 2014 alongside SBC President Fred Luter Jr. and 1st Vice President Bart Barber. Moore’s church averages 100 to 150 weekly attenders.

The announcement was made on Saturday night (Feb. 24) during an X Space hosted by Credo Alliance, which describes itself as a group of “Baptists with a backbone” and a “unique Baptist union of confessional churches, elders, and individuals committed to building the Baptist future.”

During the conversation, host Jeff Wright shared that the Credo Alliance Board, on which Moore serves, plans to nominate Moore for SBC president. Wright said the board approached Moore with the idea and he accepted.

As of today, two others have been been announced as SBC presidential candidates: Oklahoma pastor and Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force (ARITF) vice chair Mike Keahbone and North Carolina Pastor and former 1st Vice President of the SBC Clint Pressley.

Moore received a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Trinity College of the Bible, an M.A.R. in Biblical Studies from Liberty University, and an M.Div. in Christian Ministry and Ph.D. in Systematic Theology with a Minor in American Church History from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Wright and Moore discussed their support for the Law Amendment to the SBC constitution, which would stipulate that only men may hold the title of “any kind” of pastor in a Southern Baptist church. “I already affirm it and so should every Southern Baptist,” Moore said.

Moore said that, if elected, he would appoint trustees to SBC entities that wouldn’t hesitate to fire Brent Leatherwood as the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) president.

“I know that may sound extreme, but Brent Leatherwood does not represent Southern Baptists,” Moore said. “He is to the left of Russell Moore, and I think he has no business leading the ERLC.”

Moore believes that the ERLC needs to be focused on abortion abolitionism. Leatherwood “should not sign on letters to kill bills that seek to abolish abortion,” Moore said.

Likewise, Moore added, “[Leatherwood] also should not be arguing for Muslim rights apart from Christian rights. He also should be fighting in his backyard in Nashville against the mutilation of children.”