Archive for June, 2012

Is Salvation Available to Every Sinner Who Hears the Gospel?


A Commentary
by Dr. David Hankins
on Article 1: The Gospel, from
“A Statement of the Traditional
Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation”


Article One: The Gospel

We affirm that the Gospel is the good news that God has made a way of salvation through the life, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ for any person. This is in keeping with God’s desire for every person to be saved.

We deny that only a select few are capable of responding to the Gospel while the rest are predestined to an eternity in hell.

Genesis 3:15; Psalm 2:1-12; Ezekiel 18:23, 32; Luke 19.10; Luke 24:45-49; John 1:1-18, 3:16; Romans 1:1-6, 5:8; 8:34; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Galatians 4:4-7; Colossians 1:21-23; 1 Timothy 2:3-4; Hebrews 1:1-3; 4:14-16; 2 Peter 3:9

 

I expect no objections to Article One for its centering the Gospel in the person and work of Jesus. But the further point of this affirmation and denial is that the salvation proclaimed by this Gospel, though not finally received by all, is in fact available to all. The Scriptures cited support this declaration and argue against the assertions that only some sinners (those elected by God in eternity past) have the opportunity to respond affirmatively to the preaching of the gospel. Below, I cite two noted Baptist Calvinists of the past with differing opinions on the question.

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Today’s Discussion Topic:
Article Three: The Atonement of Christ
of “A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist
Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation”

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Today’s Discussion Topic:
Article Three: The Atonement of Christ
of “A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist
Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation”

A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of the Plan of Salvation,” authored by Eric Hankins and others, has drawn strong interest. It has been referenced in a recent Baptist Press article, multiple blog posts, and many dozens of posts in Facebook and other social media.  The statement has been accessed over 18,000 times in the last few days.  The comments on the document in SBC Today alone are now over 750 posts, and over 300 persons have signed the document (including some key leaders from every level of Southern Baptist life).  You can sign it also by following the directions below.

In order to structure the discussion, we are focusing the comments on the affirmation and denial statement of one article of the statement at a time. Today’s discussion will address Article 3: The Atonement of Christ. Keep in mind that each of the affirmations and denials in the articles complement each other, just as they do in the Together for the Gospel statement signed and/or affirmed by some Southern Baptist leaders who embrace Reformed views.

Please confine your comments to the article being discussed that day, not general comments about the statement. If you want to comment on other things, follow the links to other discussion threads:

Thank you for your comments on these theological issues!

The Editors of SBC Today


Click this link to see the full statement of “A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation”
Click this link to see the list of signers of “A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation”
Email sbctoday@gmail.com to join the movement and sign “A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation” as follows: 

Name, Position, Organization/Church, City, State

For example: John Doe, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Anytown, LA or
Jane Doe, member, First Baptist Church, Anytown, LA or
Jamie Doe, Professor, Some Seminary, Anytown, LA


Discussion of Article Three: The Atonement of Christ in “A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation”

Note: As we discuss each article of the statement, today’s comments should focus on the affirmation and denial in Article 3. Please limit your comments here to Article 3.

Article Three: The Atonement of Christ

We affirm that the penal substitution of Christ is the only available and effective sacrifice for the sins of every person.

We deny that this atonement results in salvation without a person’s free response of repentance and faith. We deny that God imposes or withholds this atonement without respect to an act of the person’s free will. We deny that Christ died only for the sins of those who will be saved.

Psalm 22:1-31; Isaiah 53:1-12; John 12:32, 14:6; Acts 10:39-43; Acts 16:30-32; Romans 3:21-26; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:10-14; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:13-20; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; Hebrews 9:12-15, 24-28; 10:1-18; I John 1:7; 2:2

Today’s Discussion Topic: Article Two of “A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation”

The posting of ”A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of the Plan of Salvation,” authored by Eric Hankins and others, has predictably drawn strong interest. It has been referenced in a recent Baptist Press article, multiple blog posts, and many dozens of posts in Facebook and other social media. SBC Today had over 12,000 visits the last few days, the original comments thread on this statement are now over 500 comments, and over 290 signees (including some key leaders from every level of Southern Baptist life). Because it has drawn such a high readership, we will leave it up for several more days.

The discussion comments thread has offered a good opportunity for discussing this document, but has become so big that it is unwieldy and difficult to follow. Therefore, we will archive the current posts (you can still read them here), and we will try to provide a little more structure for the continuing discussion. We will focus the discussion on each article of the statement, one by one, allowing comments on each article of the statement in order day by day.

Yesterday’s discussion thread was on the affirmation and denial in Article 1. You can continue commenting on it here. Today we are opening the discussion on the affirmation and denial in Article 2.  Please confine your comments to the article being discussed that day, not general comments about the statement. Keep in mind that each of the affirmations and denials in the articles complement each other, just as they do in the Together for the Gospel statement signed and/or affirmed by some Southern Baptist leaders who embrace Reformed views, and in the Chicago Statement on Inerrancy affirmed by most conservative evangelicals.

We look forward to your comments on these theological issues!

The Editors of SBC Today


Click this link to see the full statement of “A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation”
Click this link to see the list of signers of “A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation”
Email sbctoday@gmail.com to join the movement and sign “A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation” as follows:Name, Position, Organization/Church, City, State

For example: John Doe, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Anytown, LA or
Jane Doe, member, First Baptist Church, Anytown, LA or
Jamie Doe, Professor, Some Seminary, Anytown, LA

Read A Commentary on Article 2 by Dr. Adam Harwood

Discussion of Article Two of “A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation”

Note: Today’s comments should focus on the affirmation and denial in Article 2. If you would like to comment on the statement as a whole, you may do so here. To comment on Article 1, do so here. To address another specific article, we’ll be focusing on each of the ten articles day by day in the next ten days, and you can make your comments at that time. Again, please limit your comments here to Article 2.

 

Article Two: The Sinfulness of Man

We affirm that, because of the fall of Adam, every person inherits a nature and environment inclined toward sin and that every person who is capable of moral action will sin. Each person’s sin alone brings the wrath of a holy God, broken fellowship with Him, ever-worsening selfishness and destructiveness, death, and condemnation to an eternity in hell.

We deny that Adam’s sin resulted in the incapacitation of any person’s free will or rendered any person guilty before he has personally sinned. While no sinner is remotely capable of achieving salvation through his own effort, we deny that any sinner is saved apart from a free response to the Holy Spirit’s drawing through the Gospel.

Genesis 3:15-24; 6:5; Deuteronomy 1:39; Isaiah 6:5, 7:15-16;53:6; Jeremiah 17:5,9, 31:29-30; Ezekiel 18:19-20; Romans 1:18-32; 3:9-18, 5:12, 6:23; 7:9; Matthew 7:21-23; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; 6:9-10;15:22; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Hebrews 9:27-28; Revelation 20:11-15

 

Discussing Article One of “A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation”

The posting of ”A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of the Plan of Salvation,” authored by Eric Hankins and others, has predictably drawn strong interest. It has been referenced in a recent Baptist Press article, multiple blog posts, and many dozens of posts in Facebook and other social media. SBC Today had over 10,000 visits the last couple of days, the comments thread on this statement are now over 500 comments, and over 220 signees (including some key leaders from every level of Southern Baptist life). Because it has drawn such a high readership, we will leave it up for several more days.

The discussion comments thread has offered a good opportunity for discussing this document, but with over 500 comments, it has become so big that it is unwieldy and difficult to follow. Therefore, we will archive the current posts (you can still read them here), and we will try to provide a little more structure for the continuing discussion. We will focus the discussion on each article of the statement, one by one, allowing comments on each article of the statement in order day by day. So, we will have discussion of Article 1 today and Saturday, Article 2 Sunday, Article 3 Monday, etc. You’ll be able to continue discussing these articles individually, but the main discussion will focus on a new article of the statement each day.

If you would like to discuss the document as a whole, you can continue making comments in the current discussion thread here. Otherwise, please confine your comments to the article being discussed that day, with its pair of affirmations and denials.

Just a reminder about the format of the statement for both advocates and critics of the statement:  keep in mind that each of the affirmations and denials in the articles complement each other. This statement mirrors in many ways the format and subject matter of the Together for the Gospel statement signed and/or affirmed by some Southern Baptist leaders who embrace Reformed views, and that of the Chicago Statement on Inerrancy affirmed by most conservative evangelicals. In this format, then, it would be inappropriate to either affirm or critique a point in an affirmation if it is denied in the denial paired with that affirmation. The affirmation and denial stand together in this format, so it would be unhelpful in the discussion to divide them.

Whichever side you find yourself on these issues, thank you for your comments on this statement. It is better to address issues that we face than to pretend that they don’t exist. Your contribution to the discussion helps us to understand your position more clearly. Hopefully, this discussion will aid us in correcting mistaken perceptions about each other, and move us toward finding more constructive paths of working more cooperatively into the future.

The Editors of SBC Today







Click this link to see the full statement of “A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation”
Click this link to see the list of signers of “A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation”
Email sbctoday@gmail.com to join the movement and sign “A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation” as follows: 

Name, Position, Organization/Church, City, State

For example: John Doe, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Anytown, LA or
Jane Doe, member, First Baptist Church, Anytown, LA or
Jamie Doe, Professor, Some Seminary, Anytown, LA

Read A Commentary on Article 1 by Dr. David Hankins

Discussion of Article One of “A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation”

Note: Today’s comments should focus on the affirmation and denial in Article 1. If you would like to comment on the statement as a whole, you may do so here. Or, if you would like to address another specific article, we’ll be focusing on each of the ten articles day by day in the next ten days, and you can make your comments at that time. Again, please limit your comments here to Article 1.

Article One: The Gospel

We affirm that the Gospel is the good news that God has made a way of salvation through the life, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ for any person. This is in keeping with God’s desire for every person to be saved.

We deny that only a select few are capable of responding to the Gospel while the rest are predestined to an eternity in hell.

Genesis 3:15; Psalm 2:1-12; Ezekiel 18:23, 32; Luke 19.10; Luke 24:45-49; John 1:1-18, 3:16; Romans 1:1-6, 5:8; 8:34; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Galatians 4:4-7; Colossians 1:21-23; 1 Timothy 2:3-4; Hebrews 1:1-3; 4:14-16; 2 Peter 3:9

 

List of Signers of “A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation”

So far, over 825 Southern Baptists serving as denominational leaders, pastors, evangelists, church staff members, Baptist seminary and college personnel, and lay leaders have signed “A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation.”

We welcome the signatures of all Southern Baptists who would affirm this statement.

If you would like to add your name in affirmation of the statement, please email sbctoday@gmail.com, with the following:

Your Name, Ministry Position, Organization/Church, City, State

For example:

John Doe, Pastor (or Associate Pastor, Youth Minister, Deacon, member, etc.),

First Baptist Church, Anytown, TX

or

Joe Doe, Professor (or DOM, Evangelist, etc.), Seminary/College/Association,

Anytown, NC

We will be glad to add your name to this list of those affirming the statement!

 

 

 

Baptist Faith and Message 2000 Committee Members

Jerry Vines, Pastor Emeritus, First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL

Steve Gaines, Pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

Nelson Price, Pastor Emeritus, Roswell Street Baptist Church, Marietta, Georgia

Chuck Kelley, President, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Paige Patterson, President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBC President who appointed the committee)

Former SBC Presidents

Jimmy Draper, President Emeritus, LifeWay

Jerry Vines, Pastor Emeritus, First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL

Paige Patterson, President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Bobby Welch, Associate Executive Director, Tennessee Baptist Convention

Morris Chapman, President Emeritus, SBC Executive Committee

Bailey Smith, Evangelist, Bailey Smith Ministries

SBC Denominational and Convention Leaders

Jim Futral, Executive Director, Mississippi Baptist Convention

David Hankins, Executive Director, Louisiana Baptist Convention

Bob White, Executive Director, Georgia Baptist Convention

John Sullivan, Executive Director Treasurer, Florida Baptist Convention

Mark Edlund, Executive Director, Colorado Baptists

Mike Procter, Executive Director, Alaska Baptist Convention

Cecil W. Seagle, Executive Director, State Convention of Baptists in Indiana

Glen Owens, Assistant Executive Director, Florida Baptist Convention

Chuck Register, Executive Leader for Church Planting and Missions, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

David Burton, Director of Evangelism, Florida Baptist Convention, Jacksonville, FL

John Kyle, Director of Communications, Louisiana Baptist Convention

John Rogers, Team Leader (Prayer, Evangelism, Church Planting), State Convention of Baptist in Indiana

Jeff Smith, Executive Director, Cowboy Church Network of North America, Midland, NC

Chris Baker, Associational Missionary, Clarke Baptist Association, Grove Hill, AL

Kent Shirley, Director of Missions, Grand Valley Baptist Association, Grand Junction, CO

Greg Cole, Director of Missions, Royal Gorge Baptist Association, Pueblo, CO

Jerry W. Nash, Director of Missions, Harmony Baptist Association, Trenton, FL

John Kuespert, Director of Missions, Pasco Baptist Association, Land O’ Lakes, FL

F. David Montalbano, Director of Missions, Southwest Florida Baptist Association, Sarasota FL

Mike Miller, Director of Missions, Middle Florida Baptist Association, Madison, FL

Eddy Rushing, Associational Missionary, Northwest Georgia and Lookout Valley Baptist Associations, Rock Spring, GA

Ken Cloud, Director of Missions, Bowen Baptist Association, Bainbridge, GA

Joe McGee, Director of Missions, Consolation Baptist Association, Hazlehurst, GA

Tommy Fountain, Sr., Evangelist, Fountain of Joy Ministries, and Associational Missionary, Winder, GA

Bob Morrison, Director of Missions, Little Bethel Baptist Association, Madisonville, KY

Dan Robertson, member of Fairview Baptist Church, Columbus, MS; Associational Missions Director, Golden Triangle Association in Lowndes County, MS

Frank Lay, member of First Baptist Church, Winona, MS; Associational Missions Director, Carroll-Montgomery Baptist Association, Winona, MS

Steve Sells, Director of Missions, Randolph Baptist Association, Asheboro, NC

Robert D. Ivey, Associate Director of Missions, New South River Baptist Association, Fayetteville, NC

C. Randy White, Director of Missions New South River Baptist Association, Fayetteville, NC

Mike Cummings, Director of Missions, Burnt Swamp Association, Pembroke, NC

Carl Thionnet, Director of Missions, Concord Kiowa Baptist Association, Cordell, OK

Larry Murphy, Executive Director of Missions, Madison-Chester and Crockett Association of Baptists, Jackson, TN

Roger Stacy, Director of Missions, Trenton, TN, Gibson Baptist Association, Member of FBC Humboldt, TN

Thomas W. Lusk, Director of Missions, Central Baptist Association, McMinnville TN

Douglas Warren, Disaster Relief Director, Central Baptist Association, McMinnville, TN

John A. Hatch, Executive Director, Gregg Baptist Association, Longview, TX

T. C. Pinckney, editor, The Baptist Banner newsletter, former SBC Executive Committee member, and Sunday School teacher, Good News Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA


Pastors

Fred Wolfe, Pastor, Luke 4:18 Fellowship, Mobile, AL

Rick Patrick, Senior Pastor, Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Hueytown, AL

Jerry Roberson, Pastor, Chatom Baptist Church, Chatom, AL

Jerry Watts, Senior Pastor, Hueytown Baptist Church, Hueytown, AL

Darryl Brunson, Pastor, Tibbie Baptist Church, Tibbie, AL

Don Hatcher, Pastor, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Louisville, AL

Donald R. Holmes, Pastor, One Accord Baptist Church, Newville, AL

Steve Abney, Senior Pastor, North Highland Baptist Church, Warrior, AL

Tony Dye, Pastor, Bethany Baptist Church, New Brockton, AL

Morgan Bailey, Senior Pastor, Canaan Baptist Church, Bessemer, AL

Rick Cato, Pastor, Bethel Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove, AL

Chris Guinn, Pastor, Crossville First Baptist Church, Crossville, AL

Roger White, Pastor, Liberty Baptist Church, Crossville AL

Chad Massey, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Dawes, Mobile, AL

Michael L. Mason, Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church, Trinity, AL

Ron Horton, Pastor, New Prospect Baptist Church, Haleyville, AL

Chris Barnett, Senior Pastor, Lee Heights Baptist Church, Florence, AL

Robert E. Stamps, Pastor, Mulberry Springs Baptist Church, Sulligent, AL

 

Mike Gilbert, Pastor, Sunrise Mountain Baptist Church, Peoria, AZ

Gary M. Marquez, Pastor, North Swan Baptist Church, Tucson, AZ

Gary Hollingsworth, Senior Pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Little Rock, AR

Johnathan Pritchett, Pastor, Vimy Ridge Immanuel Baptist Church, Alexander, AR

Mike Turner, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Stamps, AR

Eric Ertle, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Horseshoe Bend, AR

Bob Williford, Pastor, South Texarkana Baptist Church, Texarkana, AR

Perry Robinson, Prison Chaplain, State of Arkansas; Pastor, Discover the Joy Baptist Church, Benton, AR

Raymon A. Carneal, Pastor, Dolph Baptist Church, Dolph, AR

Dan Nelson, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Camarillo, CA

Stephen R. Jones, Pastor, Central Baptist Church, Alameda, CA

Ray Shirley, Pastor, Monument Baptist Church, Grand Junction, CO

Stephen Rummage, Pastor, Bell Shoals Baptist Church, Brandon, FL

Tommy Green, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Brandon, FL

Mark Howell, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, FL

Bob Hadley, Pastor, Westside Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, FL

Ronnie Coleman, Founder/President of Ronnie Coleman Ministries Inc., Pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Pace, FL

Michael C. Spencer, Senior Pastor, Ormond Beach Baptist Church, Ormond Beach, FL

Chris Butler, Pastor, Living Hope Baptist Church, Coral Springs, FL

Randy Huckabee, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Okeechobee, FL

Wayne Briant, Pastor, Southside Baptist Church, Sarasota, FL

Wes Taylor, Senior Pastor, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Palatka, FL

William Tummons, Pastor, Dover Shores Baptist Church, Orlando, FL

Don Satterwhite, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Eagle Lake, FL

Justin Kirksey, Senior Pastor, Madison Street Baptist Church, Starke, FL

John Green, Senior Pastor, Shindler Drive Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL

William Chandler, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Bonifay, FL

Steven L. Kyle, Pastor, Hiland Park Baptist Church, Panama City, FL

William (Bill) E. Keith, Jr., Senior Pastor, Countryside Baptist Church, Gainesville, FL

Jeff Stading, Pastor, Bayless Highway Baptist Church, Lake Butler, FL

Joe Pauliks, Pastor, West Charlotte Baptist Church, Englewood FL

David R. Starkey, Pastor, Servants’ Quarters Fellowship, Edgewater/ New Smyrna Beach, FL

Randall B. Alonso, Senior Pastor FBC Lake Panasoffkee, Lake Panasoffkee FL

Gary M. Roy, Pastor, Colonial Oaks Baptist Church, Sarasota, FL

Bill Tyler, Senior Pastor, Cedar Bay Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL

Milton Harrington, Pastor, Lake Talquin Baptist Church, Tallahassee, FL

Hixon Helton, Pastor, North Naples Baptist Church, Naples, FL

Eric Durham, Pastor, Telogia Baptist Church, Telogia, FL

Billy Keith, Pastor, Cross Brand Cowboy Church, Williston, FL

Greg Kell, Senior Pastor, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness, FL

Rusty Bryan, Pastor, Brandy Branch Baptist Church, Bryceville, FL

Greg Roberts, Pastor, Indian Springs Baptist Church, Tallahassee, FL

A. Larry Finley, Pastor, Northside Baptist Church, Starke, FL

Jason McGuffie, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Tallulah, FL

W. Doyle Bell, Pastor, Fellowship Baptist Church, Tallahassee, FL

Darrell Jones, Pastor, Lakeside Baptist Church, Perry FL

Frank Cox, Pastor, North Metro Baptist Church, Lawrenceville, GA

Ernest Easley, Pastor, Roswell Street Baptist Church, Marietta, GA

Nelson Price, Pastor Emeritus, Roswell Street Baptist Church, Marietta, Georgia

Bill Harrell, Co-Pastor, Abilene Baptist Church, Augusta, GA

Brad Whitt, Co-Pastor, Abilene Baptist Church, August, GA

John O. Yarbrough, Former Vice President for Evangelism at NAMB, Lead Pastor, Mt. Yonah Baptist Church, Cleveland, GA

David Nance, Pastor, Woodlawn Baptist Church, Rome, GA

Richard C. Statham, Sr., Senior Pastor, Salem Baptist Church, McDonough GA

Christopher Parkin, Senior Pastor, Auburn First Baptist Church, Auburn, GA

Rusty Newman, Lead Pastor, True North Church, Jefferson, GA

Bob Logsdon, Pastor Newell Baptist, Folkston, GA

Fred Evers, Pastor, Northside Baptist Church, Tifton, GA

Craig Layton, Senior Pastor, Leary Baptist Church, Leary, GA

Jimmy Dale Patterson, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Newnan, GA

Matt Stacy, Lead Pastor, First Baptist Church, Buford, GA

Paul Dennis, Pastor, Royal Baptist Church, Newnan, GA

Chris Conner, Sr., Pastor, Faith Baptist Church, Monroe, GA

John Darsey, Senior Pastor, Centennial Baptist Church, Rutledge, GA

James H. Wigton, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Brunswick, GA

Gary Johnson, Senior Pastor, Woodlawn Baptist Church, Garden City, GA

Michael T. Justus, Chair, Humanities Division, Truett-McConnell College, Pastor, Glade Creek Baptist Church, Mt. Airy, GA

Robby Foster, Senior Pastor, Hopewell Baptist Church, Gainesville, GA

Terry W. Rainwater, Senior Pastor, Highland Baptist Church, Hogansville, GA

Steve Foster, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Snellville, Snellville, GA

Michael Harbuck, Senior Pastor, Northside Baptist Church, Centerville, GA

Tom Vann, Pastor, Rentz Baptist Church, Rentz, GA

Rufus Camp, Senior Pastor, Union Baptist Church, Winder, GA

Jeff Daniels, Senior Pastor, South Rossville Baptist Church, Rossville, GA

Mike Hardy, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Social Circle, GA

Jimmy Gentry, Senior Pastor, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Carrollton, GA

Daniel Ausbun, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Moreland, GA

Jim Akins, Pastor, GracePointe Marietta Church, Marietta, GA

John Sheeley, Pastor, Geneva Baptist Church, Geneva, GA

Douglas New, Pastor, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Carrollton, GA

Shane Roberson, Co-Pastor, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Carrollton, GA

David L. Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Ellijay, GA

Steven Hill, Pastor, Eastside Baptist Church, McDonough GA

Gregg Potts, Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church of Emerson, Emerson, GA

Jerry Spencer, Pastor, Fellowship Baptist Church, Bainbridge, GA

Bill Gordon, Pastor, Indian Creek Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, GA

Steven Adams, Pastor, Grove First Baptist Church, Grovetown, GA

Richard P. Dugger, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Bonners Ferry, ID

David E. Colvin, Pastor, Ashmore Baptist Church, Ashmore, IL

Ken Qualls, Pastor, Ashley Baptist Church, Ashley, IL

Dean West, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Karnak, IL

William Bailey, Pastor, Parkside Baptist Church, Columbus, IN

J. R. Hume, Pastor, The Church at Newburgh, Newburgh, IN

Scott Farmer, Senior Pastor, Center of Hope Church, Evansville, IN

Steven N. Davidson, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Sellersburg, IN

Tim Tesmer, Senior Pastor, Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Vincennes, IN

Michael Hail, Pastor, Crestwood Baptist Church, Frankfort, KY

Mark Payton, Co-Pastor, St. Paul Baptist Church at Shively Heights, Louisville, KY

Christopher M. Young, Pastor, LaGrange Heights Baptist Church, LaGrange, KY

Daniel Wilson, Pastor, Dry Ridge Baptist Church, Dry Ridge, KY

Ronnie Mayes, Pastor, Rose Hill Baptist Church, Ashland, KY

Robert Tarrence, Senior Pastor, Plum Springs Baptist Church, Bowling Green, KY

Jerry Gifford, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Franklin, KY

John Ditty, Professor of Old Testament, Clear Creek Baptist Bible College; Pastor, First Baptist Church, Whitley City, KY

Thomas R. James, Senior Pastor, Eastwood Baptist Church, Bowling Green, KY

Steve Hill, Pastor, New Horizon Baptist Fellowship, Glendale, KY

Kenny Stone, Pastor, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Owensboro, KY

Samuel Schmidt, Pastor, Wolf Creek Baptist Church, Grayson, KY

Danny Starrick, Pastor, North Livingston Baptist Church, Hampton, KY

Steve Horn, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Lafayette, LA

Mike Walker, Senior Pastor, East Bayou Baptist Church, Lafayette, LA

Philip Robertson, Senior Pastor, Philadelphia Baptist Church, Deville, LA

Eddie Wren, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rayville, LA

Tim Hisaw, Pastor, Tioga Baptist church, Pineville, LA

Mike Holloway, Former President of the Louisiana Baptist Convention; Senior Pastor, Cook Baptist Church, Ruston, LA

Brian D. Prucey, Pastor, Elm Grove Baptist Church, Bossier City, LA

Jim Garlington, Pastor, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Bentley, LA

Beau Guidry, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Milton, LA

Carl Griffith, Pastor, Georgetown Baptist Church, Georgetown, LA

Adam Beach, Pastor, Willow Point Baptist Church, Shreveport, LA

Thomas Shepard, Sr., Pastor, First Baptist Church, Addis, LA

Kyle Routzahn, Pastor, Plainview Baptist Church, Bogalusa, LA

Scott Young, Pastor, Mooringsport Baptist Church, Mooringsport, LA

Nick Hodges, Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Oakdale, LA

Mark Tolbert, Associate Professor of Evangelism and Pastoral Ministry, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; Pastor, Bedico Baptist Church, Ponchatoula, LA

Chad Jenkins, Pastor, Monroe Street Baptist Church, Bogalusa, LA

Paul Pearson, Pastor, Fellowship Baptist Church, Central, LA

Joe Wiggins, Pastor, Old Zion Hill Baptist Church, Albany, LA

Mike Hawkins, Pastor, Heflin Baptist Church, Heflin, LA

Clark Stewart, Pastor, New Zion Baptist Church, Covington, LA

Rayland Trisler, Interim Pastor, Oak Ridge Baptist Church, Oak Ridge, LA

Paul A. Taylor, Pastor, Pine Grove Baptist Church, Livingston, LA

Trey Cowell, Pastor, Faith Baptist Church, Livingston, LA

Ralph Green, Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Bel Air, MD

Ben J. Lahay, Senior Pastor, Deep Creek Baptist Church, Oakland, MD

David L. Daffern, Senior Pastor, Crossroads Community Baptist Church, Ann Arbor, MI

Eric Hankins, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Oxford, MS

Gary Richardson, Senior Pastor, North Oxford Baptist Church, Oxford, MS

Russell G. Platt, Pastor, Concord Baptist Church, Yazoo City, MS

Bobby Mullins, executive director of Back To The Basics Ministries, Knoxville, TN and host of A Fresh Start TV Program, WVLR Knoxville and WTWV Memphis; Pastor, Fellowship Baptist Church, Hernando, MS

Cliff Pace, Senior Pastor, Hernando Baptist Church, Hernando, MS

Jerry W. East, Senior Pastor, Yellow Leaf Baptist Church, Oxford, MS

Chris Layton, Pastor, First Baptist of Runnelstown, Petal, MS

Heath Johnson, Pastor, Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, Conehatta, MS

Charlie Harris, Pastor, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Bentonia, MS

Jonathan Sherwin, Speaker, Blind Faith Ministries, Pastor, Clear Branch Baptist Church, Florence, MS

Kendall J. White, Pastor, New Prospect Baptist Church, Oxford, MS

Jay Parks, Pastor, Antioch Baptist Church, Bruce, MS

Steve Phillips, Pastor, Peach Creek Baptist Church, Como, MS

P.J. Scott, Pastor Emeritus, First Baptist Church, Olive Branch, MS

Seth Kirkland, Pastor, West Corinth Baptist Church, Corinth, MS

Timothy Mims, Pastor, Pine Grove Baptist Church, Picayune, MS

Tommy Snyder, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Batesville, MS

Don Schuman, Pastor, Temple Baptist Church, Myrtle, MS

Jay White, Pastor, Chalybeate Baptist Church, Walnut, MS

Zachary Howell, Pastor, Kossuth Baptist Church, Kossuth, MS

Shawn Davis, Senior Pastor, Golden Central Baptist Church, Golden, MS

John T. Gordon Jr., Pastor, Salem Baptist Church, Raymond, MS

Edward Knox, Pastor, Antioch Baptist Church, Columbus, MS

Billy Brumfield, Pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Vicksburg, MS

Johnathan McLemore, Pastor, County Line Baptist Church, Ovett, MS

Ervin Wright, Pastor, Grace Southern Baptist Church, Calhoun City, MS

Steve Young, Pastor, South Hills Baptist Fellowship, Montana City, MT

Bo Price, Senior Pastor, Roanoke Baptist Church, Kansas City, MO

Patrick Findley, Pastor, Hamlin Memorial Baptist Church, Springfield, MO

Randy Johnson, Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Republic, MO

Jerry Yarnall, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Exeter, MO

Michael W. Brewer, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Charleston, MO

Kevin Apperson, Pastor, North Las Vegas Baptist Church, North Las Vegas, NV

Mark A. Mitchell, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Thoreau, NM

Robert Tague, Interim Pastor, New Life Baptist Fellowship, Alamogordo, NM

Michael Cloer, Senior Pastor, Englewood Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, NC

Chris Justice, Pastor, Lee Park Baptist Church, Monroe, NC

Buddy Pigg, Lead Pastor, Mount Harmony Baptist Church, Matthews, NC

Jeff Roberts, Senior Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC

S. Keith Vaughan, Pastor, Good Hope Baptist Church, Cary, NC

Leslie Puryear, Pastor, Cornerstone Community Church, Clemmons, NC

Tim Rogers, Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Indian Trail, NC

Brandon Ware, Pastor, Walker Road Baptist Church, Morganton, NC

Ralph E. Holt, Pastor, Sutton Park Baptist Church, Monroe, NC

Phil McLean, Sr. Pastor, Mountain Springs Baptist Church, Monroe, NC

Gene Mullis, Senior Pastor, Hillcrest Baptist Church, Monroe, NC

J. Todd Greene, Senior Pastor, Sharpsburg Baptist Church, Sharpsburg NC

Brian O. Langley, Senior Pastor, Bethel Baptist Church, Statesville, NC

Joshua Blythe, Pastor, Buff Creek Baptist Church, Sylva, NC

Michael Wakefield, Senior Pastor, North Laurel Baptist Church, Valdese, NC

Eric D. Cook, Senior Pastor, Midway Baptist Church, Wingate, NC

Bill Tomlinson, Pastor Emeritus, Arlington Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, NC

Scotty Patrick, Pastor, Cashiers Baptist Church, Cashiers, NC

David Trump, Senior Pastor, Edgewood Baptist Church, Durham, NC

Larry R. Phillips, Senior Pastor, Midway Baptist Church, Mount Airy, NC

Tim Barnette, Senior Pastor, Clough Pike Baptist Church, Cincinnati, OH

Todd Vossen, Pastor, Lake Point Baptist Church, Port Clinton, OH

Robin D. Foster, Pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Perkins, OK

Michael A. Cox, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Pryor, OK

Floyd McKee, Senior Pastor, Rancho Village Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, OK

Keith Stone, Pastor, Lynn Lane Baptist Church, Tulsa, OK

Eric J. Creekkiller, Pastor, Clouds Creek Baptist Church, Colcord, OK

Robert J. Smith, Pastor, Colonial Hills Baptist Church, Bedford, PA

David Bagwell, Lead Pastor/Church Planter of The Neighborhood Church, Easley, SC

J. Stuart Houston, Senior Pastor, Blue Ridge View Baptist Church, Pickens, SC

Jeff LaBorg, Pastor, Bishop Branch Baptist Church, Central, SC

Evan M. Hill, Pastor, Hopewell Baptist Church, Anderson, SC

Brett Aiken, Senior Pastor, Faith Fellowship Church, Pendleton, SC

Rob Pierce, Senior Pastor, Latta Baptist Church, Latta, SC

Eric Nixon, Pastor, Tucapau Baptist Church, Startex, SC

Mark H. Collins, Interim Pastor, Woodvale Baptist Church, Rock Hill, SC

Samuel K. Fordham, Pastor, First Baptist Church, North, SC

Steve Gaines, Pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

Hollie Miller, Pastor, Sevier Heights Baptist Church, Knoxville, TN

H. Dean Haun, Senior Pastor, First Vice-President of the Tennessee Baptist Convention; Pastor, First Baptist Church, Morristown, TN

David Worley, Pastor, Bethel Baptist Church, Greenfield, TN

Dale Ellenburg, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Pigeon Forge, Pigeon Forge, TN

Kevin W. Burden, Senior Pastor, Cornerstone Baptist Church, McMinnville, TN

Tim Guthrie, Senior Pastor, Arlington Baptist Church, Knoxville, TN

Nicholas Hughes, Pastor, Elliston Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

Ashley E. Ray, Senior Pastor, Ridgeway Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

Gregory W. McFadden, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Humboldt, TN

J. D. Davis, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Sparta, TN

Dennis Cagle, Senior Pastor, Vonore Baptist Church, Vonore, TN

Glenn Denton, Senior Pastor, Hillcrest Baptist Church, Lebanon, TN

Gene Price, Pastor, Tumbling Creek Baptist Church, Gleason, TN

Grover Westover III, Pastor, Harmony Baptist Church, Whiteville, TN

Harold S. Miller, Pastor, Center Point Baptist Church, Springfield, TN

Jon Kent, Pastor, Irving College Baptist Church, McMinnville, TN

Marcus Kelley, Pastor, Smyrna Baptist Church, Chapel Hill, TN

Mark LaRue, Pastor, Riverview Baptist Church, Savannah, TN

Phil Hoskins, Pastor, Higher Ground Baptist Church, Kingsport, TN

Roc Collins, Pastor, Indian Springs Baptist Church, Kingsport, TN

Terry Council, Pastor, Blessed Hope Baptist Church, Troy, TN

Dale Denning, Pastor, Chapel Hill Baptist Church, Milan, TN

Todd Stinnett, Pastor, Lebanon Baptist Church, Talbott, TN

Nathan T. Wilerson, Pastor, Parkers Creek Baptist Church, Burns, TN

Ray Harkness, Pastor, Cross View Baptist Church, Ripley, TN

Geoffrey D. Prows, Pastor of West Haven Baptist Church, Knoxville, TN

Joel Pigg, Pastor, Salem Baptist Church, Trenton, TN

John P. Heskett, Pastor, Sardis Baptist Church, Sardis, TN

Larry Reagan, Senior Pastor, Adams Chapel Baptist Church, Dresden, TN

Marty Comer, Pastor, Sand Ridge Baptist Church, Lexington, TN

Kenny Carr, Senior Pastor, Long heights Baptist Church, Mckenzie, TN

James Hazlewood, Pastor, Moores Chapel Baptist Church, Greenfield, TN

Scott Kennedy, Pastor, Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman, TN

Greg Gilbreath, Pastor, Crossway Baptist Church of Tipton County, Brighton, TN

David Price, Pastor, Garland Baptist Church, Covington, TN

Dale Gravatt, Pastor, Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, Cedar Grove, TN

John P. Heskett, Pastor, Sardis Baptist Church, Sardis, TN

Melvin B. Poe, Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Union City, TN

Johnny Owens, Pastor, Beacon Baptist Church, Parsons, TN

Hoyt Wilson, Pastor, Chapel Hill Baptist Church, Lexington, TN

Jimmy Burroughs, Pastor, Pine Grove Baptist Church, Wildersville, TN

Chris Osborne, Pastor, Central Baptist Church, College Station, TX

Byron V. McWilliams, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Odessa, TX

Randy White, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Katy, TX

Bob Pearle, Pastor, Birchman Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX

Stan Coffey, former President of the SBC Pastor’s Conference; Pastor, The Church at Quail Creek, Amarillo, TX

Clark Fooshse, Pastor, Kirby Baptist Church, San Antonio, TX

David R. Brumbelow, Pastor, Northside Baptist Church, Highlands, TX

Jeremy Pruitt, Pastor, New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church, Sulphur Springs, TX

Lance Allen Rogers, Pastor, O’Brien Baptist Church, O’Brien, TX

Michael B. King, Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Mexia, TX

Michael Linton, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Nixon, TX

Steve Brumbelow, Pastor, Southview Baptist Church, Rosharon, TX

John B. Mann, Pastor, LaJunta Baptist Church, Springtown, TX

Brian A. Ninedorf, Community Pastor, The Dwelling Place Church, Arlington, TX

Timothy Fowler, Founding Pastor, Skyline Valley (SBC), Copperas Cove, TX

Russell Bryan, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Kemp, TX

Tim C. Moore, Senior Pastor, Crossroads Gospel Space, Austin, TX

Robby K. Magee, Pastor, Highlands Baptist Church, La Marque, TX

James Carey, Chaplain, San Antonio Police Department; Pastor, Valley Hi First Baptist Church, San Antonio, TX

Robert J. Williams, Senior Pastor, Community Baptist Church, Crosby, TX

Bobby Gore, Pastor, Sevier Valley Southern Baptist Church, Richfield, UT

Charles H. Fuller, Jr., Pastor, Living Hope Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA

Marc Reynolds, Senior Pastor, Mount Olivet Southern Baptist Church, Bedford, VA

Thomas W. McCracken, III, Pastor, CommUNITY Church (SBCV), Salem, VA

Joe Chambers, Pastor, Restoration Church Mukilteo, Mukilteo, WA

Kelly Knauss, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Stevens Point, WI

Evangelists and Other Ministers

Junior Hill, Evangelist, Junior Hill Ministries

Jerry Drace, Evangelist, Former President of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists

Braxton Hunter, Staff Evangelist at Center of Hope Baptist Church, Evansville, IN; Former president of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists (COSBE)

Don Whitt, Don Whitt Evangelistic Association

Marc Ivey, Music Evangelist/Worship Leader/Concert Artist, Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg, VA

Len Turner, Evangelist, Len Turner Ministries

M. Randall Jones, Evangelist, Retired from Langston Baptist Church, Conway, SC; Member of Socastee Baptist Church, Myrtle Beach, SC

Harold F. Hunter, Evangelist, Trinity Crusades for Christ, Son Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL

Tim Lee, Evangelist, Garland, TX

John E. Bush, Evangelist, Across Festivals Ministries; Member of FBC, Montgomery, AL

Ron Lynch, Evangelist, Life Out of Death Ministries

Richard L. Hamlet, SBC Evangelist, Associate Pastor, Ridgeway Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

David L Hanna, Evangelist, Southside Baptist Church, Mansfield, LA

James Messer, Evangelist, James Messer Ministries

Eric Fuller, Staff Evangelist, Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church, Denison, TX

James Copes, Cowboys Armor for God Ministry, Pioneer, LA

Tom Cox, Evangelist, Fianna Hills Baptist Church, Fort Smith, AR

Keith Fordham, Evangelist, Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church, Fayetteville, GA

Shawn McClosky, Evangelist, Wichita, KS

Gary Bowlin, Evangelist, Summit, MS

Benny Jackson, Evangelist, Kirby Woods Baptist Church, Germantown, TN

Phil Glisson, Evangelist, Leawood Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

Sam Moore, Evangelist, Sam Moore Evangelistic Ministries, Inc., Bentonville, AR

David Hanna, Evangelist, member of COSBE and LACOSBE, member, Southside Baptist Church, Coushatta, LA

Tony Workman, Evangelist, Reviving Your Day Ministries, GA

Robert L. Sumner, Editor, The Biblical Evangelist, Lynchburg, VA

Michael Duff, Michael Duff Ministries

Michael Allen, member, Gentilly Baptist Church in New Orleans, LA; Team Strategy Leader (TSL) in Northern Madagascar for the International Mission Board (IMB).

Gregg A. Shelton, North American Director, Reach and Build Ministries, Nansemond River Baptist Church, Suffolk, VA

Harrell Riley, Director “HellisReal” Ministries, Mission Service Corp missionary, NAMB, Princeton, KY

Mrs. Michelle Badon Allen, IMB Career Missionary – Northern Madagascar, Member of Gentilly Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA

Jeremy Crowder, Former Youth Minister and Sunday School teacher, Town Creek Baptist Church Alexander City, AL; and member, Grace Baptist Church, Alexander City, AL

Chad Fletcher, Worship Pastor, Fellowship of the Rockies, Pueblo, CO

Daniel Butson, Pastoral Staff, Bell Shoals Baptist Church, Brandon, FL

Chris Fedorcek, Youth Pastor, Webster Memorial Baptist Church, Lakeland, FL

Matthew Dyal, Student Pastor, Madison Street Baptist Church, Starke, FL

Jason Newell, Pastor to Students, FBC Wildwood, Wildwood, FL

Myles Dowdy, Minister of Counseling/Administration, FBC Brandon, FL

Charles Warren, Assoc. Pastor of Worship and Administration, Madison Street Baptist Church, Starke, FL

Dorothy Jentgens, Ministry Assistant, Southside Baptist Church, Sarasota FL

Alan D. Kozy, Associate Pastor, Dover Shores Baptist Church, Orlando, FL

Larry Pitts, Pastor of Outreach, Westside Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, FL

Stephen Ahrens, Associate Pastor of Children and Education, Madison Street Baptist Church, Starke, FL

Mike Dorough, Student Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Warner Robins, GA

Donnie Compton, Sr. Associate Pastor, Centennial Baptist Church Rutledge, GA

Justin Carter, Youth Pastor, Bellview Baptist Church, Rockmart, GA

Kyle Rushnell, Student, Truett McConnell College, Cleveland, GA

Gary Jarnagin, Minister of Senior Adults/Education, Chairman of Trustees-Truett McConnell College, Salem Baptist Church, McDonough, GA

Larry Volman, Minister of Administration, Salem Baptist Church of McDonough, GA

Terry Doss, Minister of Senior Adults and Pastoral Care, Abilene Baptist Church, Augusta, GA

Charles M. Yarbrough, Bible Teacher, Calvary Christian School, Columbus, GA, Trustee of Truett McConnell College, member of Calvary Baptist Church, Columbus, GA

James B. Dollar, Pastor of Worship Ministries, Concord Baptist Church, Clermont, GA

Richard A Porter, Associate Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Evansville, IN

Andy Rardin, Minister of Students, Calvary Baptist Church, Greenwood, IN

John McGuire, Church Administrator, Rose Hill Baptist Church, Ashland, KY

Jonathan Carter, Student, Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, Pineville, KY

David Daniels, Associate Pastor, Riverside Baptist Church, Fourmile, KY

Jennifer Hammett, Volunteer: HR Ministries Inc., Princeton KY

Scott Hughes, manager for AT&T Network Services; serve with HR Ministries, Princeton, KY

Chris Sivells, Music ministry, HR Ministries, Princeton, KY

Gary Dennis, Itinerant Minister, In His Steps Missions; member of Bridge Church, Madisonville LA

Milton Fricke Jr., Director of Evangelism, New Zion Baptist Church, Covington, LA

Jason Walsworth, Young Adult Minister, Temple Baptist Church, Ruston, LA

Bobby McGuffie, Associate Pastor, Flowood Baptist Church, Flowood, MS

Matthew Alexander, member, MacArthur Blvd Baptist Church, Irving TX; Pastoral Care Intern

at Pinelake Church, Brandon MS

David C. Jones, Music Minister, New Prospect Baptist Church, Oxford , MS

Daniel Pandolph, Youth Pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Taylorsville, NC

James Truett Bryant, Jr., Associate Pastor of Worship and Senior Adults, First Baptist Church, Pryor, OK

Bob Petersen, Retired Minister, member, First Baptist East, Lawton, OK

Steve Evans, Associate Pastor/Music & Evangelism, Temple Baptist Church, Simpsonville, SC

Chip Coleman, Associate Pastor, Bishop Branch Baptist Church, Columbus, SC

Bruce McLaughlin, Ordained Minister, Member, Augusta Road Baptist Church, Greenville, SC

Phil Wyatt, Assistant Pastor/Minister of Music, Trinity Baptist Church, Williamston, SC

Phillip M. Rowland, Children’s Pastor, Cornerstone Baptist Church, McMinnville, TN

Ron F. Hale

Jake Bull, Minister of Students, Black Oak Heights Baptist Church, Knoxville, TN

Billie Tapp, Youth Leader, Shady Grove Baptist Church, Somerville, TN

Chuck Morris, Pastor of Education & Discipleship, Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church, Knoxville, TN; Adjunct Faculty member, Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga, TN

Shayne Ray, youth minister, Hillcrest Baptist Church, Lebanon TN

Gilbert M. Cubbison, Minister of Senior Adults and Pastoral Care, First Baptist Church, Lexington, TN

Keith Runyon, Director of Education and Outreach, Sand Ridge Baptist Church, Lexington, TN

Ron Phillips, Sr., Ministry Assistant & IT Administrator, Birchman Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX

Boshman Upchurch, Worship Leader, Journey Church, Fort Worth, TX

Kyle B. Gulledge, Associate Pastor, Southview Baptist Church, Rosharon, TX

Baptist Church, Burleson, TX

Scott Colter, Staff Intern, Birchman Baptist Church, Forth Worth, TX; Student, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Timothy Pigg, Student Pastor, Friendship Baptist Church, Cleburne, TX

Beau K. Brewer, Administrative Assistant, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Cana Baptist Church, Burleson, TX

Baptist College and Seminary Personnel

Paige Patterson, President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; former SBC President

Chuck Kelley, President, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, LA

Emir Caner, President, Truett-McConnell College, GA

Donnie Fox, President, Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, Pineville, KY

Mike Simoneaux, President, Brewton-Parker College, GA

Ergun Caner, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Arlington Baptist College (TX); Willow Park Baptist Church, Aledo, Texas

Roy Fish, Professor Emeritus, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

David Allen, Dean, School of Theology; Professor, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Jerry Sutton, Vice President, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Waylan Owens, Dean, Jack Terry School of Church and Family Ministries, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Keith E. Eitel, Dean, Roy Fish School of Evangelism and Missions, Professor of Missions, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

John Adams, former V.P. of Religious Affairs at Union University and retired Pastor

Brad Reynolds, Vice-President for Academic Services, Truett-McConnell College

David Armstrong, Vice-President for Administrative Services, Truett-McConnell College

Christopher Eppling, Vice President for Student Services and Athletic Director, Truett-McConnell College

David S. Eppling, Director of Administrative and Academic Projects, Liberty University School of Law; Member, Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg, VA

Malcolm Hester, member, First Baptist Church, Harrogate, TN, Academic Dean at Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

Michael T. Justus, Pastor, Glade Creek Baptist Church, Mt. Airy, Georgia, Chair, Humanities Division, Truett-McConnell College

H. Edward Pruitt, Director, World Missions Center, Associate Professor of Christian Studies,

World Missions/Christian Studies Chair, Truett-McConnell College

Daniel P. Moosbrugger , Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Truett-McConnell College

Malcolm Yarnell, Professor, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Preston Nix, Professor of Evangelism, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Reggie R. Ogea, Professor of Leadership and Pastoral Ministry, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Mark Tolbert, Pastor, Bedico Baptist Church, Ponchatoula, LA; Associate Professor of Evangelism and Pastoral Ministry, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Laverne Smith, Sunday School Director, Forest Baptist Church, Forest, VA;

Online Faculty Coordinator/Adjunct Instructor, Liberty University

C. Fred Smith, member, Forest Baptist Church, Forest, VA: Associate Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary

Bob R. Agee, President Emeritus, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Oklahoma and Professor of Educational Leadership at Union University, Jackson, TN

David Mills, Assistant Professor of Evangelism, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Adam Harwood, Assistant Professor, Truett-McConnell College

Matt Queen, Assistant Professor of Evangelism, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Marvin Jones, Associate Professor of Theology, Luther Rice Seminary

Anne Fortenberry, Professor and Chair of Nursing, Truett McConnell College

Eddie O’Brien, Campus Store Director, Adjunct Faculty, Truett-McConnell College

Norm Miller, Director of Communications/Marketing, Truett-McConnell College

Vern Charette, Evangelist and Instructor of Preaching, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; member of MacArthur Blvd Baptist Church, Irving, TX

Lee Williams, Associate Dean, Associate Professor of History, The College at Southwestern, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

John Ditty, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Whitley City, KY; Professor of Old Testament, Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

Bill Helton, Professor of Bible, Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

Jerry L. Yandell, member, Helen First Baptist Church, Accel Coordinator, Truett-McConnell College

Gerald Cowen, Sunday School teacher, Prestonwood Baptist Church North, Prosper, TX; retired professor at Criswell College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Steven L. Cox, former Professor of New Testament at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, Kenna, WV

Brent S. Ray, Associate Director, World Missions Center, Global Theological Innovation, Adjunct Professor of Missions, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Lay Leaders and Other Church Members

A. David Hayes, Sunday School teacher, Deacon (Twice Chairman), Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Hueytown, AL

Joseph Pate, Prayer Ministry, Crosspoint Church, Mobile, AL

Sara Pate, Prayer Ministry, Crosspoint Church, Mobile, AL

Herb Miller, member, Willowbrook Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL

Jason L. Williams, 1st Grade Sunday School teacher, Gardendale First Baptist Church, Gardendale, AL

Jerome Cantrell, member, Desperation Church, Cullman, AL

Karen Patrick, Pastor’s wife, Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Hueytown, AL

Billy Hill, Deacon, Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Hueytown, AL

Randall Aycock, member, Divine Baptist Church, Russellville, AL

Veronica Brunson, Pastor’s wife, Tibbie Baptist Church, Tibbie, AL

Dan Barber, member, Teacher, Deacon, Luke 4:18 Fellowship, Mobile, AL

Bryan K. Ruffin, member, First Baptist Church, Trumann, AR

Aaron Ginn, member of First Southern Baptist Church on Mill, Tempe, AZ

Marvin Pittman, Vice-President, State Board of Missions, Florida Baptist Convention; Layman, First Baptist Church of Bartow, FL

Barbara S. Merrell, member, Westside Baptist Church, Gainesville, FL

Chris Hyder, member, St. Andrew Baptist Church, Panama City, FL

Julie Hyder, member, St. Andrew Baptist Church, Panama City, FL

Carole Brock Chandler, member, First Baptist Church, Bonifay, FL

John Christian Hyder, Yoke Fellow, St. Andrew Baptist Church, Panama City, FL

Josh Howard, Adult Life Group Leader, First Baptist Church, Brandon, FL

Adam Nocks, Deacon, First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL

Walter Phelps, member, First Baptist Church, Bronson, FL

Mary Kay Phelps, member, First Baptist Church, Bronson, FL

Amanda Phelps, member, First Baptist Church, Bronson, FL

Tom Garito, member, First Baptist Church, Melbourne, FL

Donnie Conner, member, First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, FL

Lynn Conner, member, First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, FL

George H. Faircloth, Adult Sunday School Teacher, First Baptist Church, Boulougne, FL

Jim Durham, Deacon, First Baptist Church, Winter Haven, FL

James E. Davis, member, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Wauchula, FL

Emily Grooms, member, First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL

Susan K. Monteagudo, member, Westside Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, FL

Members of Westside Baptist Church, Daytona Beach FL

H.A. Freels, Deacon

Frank McComas, Deacon

Willie Lamb, Retired Pastor

L. Alden Jones, Deacon

Patsy A. Jones

Alma Lamb

Jill Jaquet

Bobby Conner

Angelika Conner

Sonja Conner

Julia Kirk Weeks

Trish Hadley

Austin Hadley

Bobbie Miller

Opal McComas

Annette Pitts

Ricky Capps

Sheena Capps

Kaye B. Strickland

Michael Davis

Laura Jarvi

Ellen Hart

Jan Freels

Peggy M. Titus

Florence Davis

Dollie Johnson

Dorethea E. Mangels

Phyllis McGrew

Jean Andres

Mary Howard

Edith Marcum

Lenora Alday

Beatrice Davis

Joann Daugherty

Robert Daugherty

Betty Mills

Chris Hudson

Patricia Speers

William B. Speers, Jr.

Richard T. Isaac

Sharon K. Isaac

Joyce Thomas

Frances Thomas

Hosezell Blash

Judi Evans

Velma J. Peacock

Gary Roberts

Wanda Roberts

Georgia Aylward

Patricia Siciliano

William Schuldt

Alden Jones

Pat Jones

Jeffrey Jacobs

Noel W. Silvey

Dorina Silvey

Kevin Walker

Jeri Walker

Timothy Hill

Larry Davis

Eduardo Monteagudo

Jose’ Alberto Vega

Robert E Lee

Bill Faircloth, Adult Sunday School teacher, Abilene Baptist Church, Augusta, GA

Brandi Dianne Tolle, member, Abilene Baptist Church, Augusta, GA

Charles S. Johnson, Sr., Trustee, Truett McConnell College; One Heart Church, Norcross, GA

Rik Cramer, Truett McConnell Student, member of First Baptist Church, Helen, GA

Matt Faircloth, Sunday School Teacher, Northside Baptist Church, Valdosta, GA

Rodney Kent, Ordained Deacon, Bethany Baptist Church, McDonough, GA

David Perry, member, Abilene Baptist Church, Martinez, GA

Paulette Hill, member, Oak Hill Baptist, Griffin, GA

Gary Hill, member, Oak Hill Baptist Church, Griffin, GA

Craig Giddens, member, Green Acres Baptist Church, Warner Robins, GA

Darrell B. Harrison, Deacon and Sunday School teacher, First Baptist Church, Covington, GA

Wes Sherrell, Deacon, First Baptist Church Social Circle, GA

April Reynolds, member, Helen First Baptist Church, Helen, GA

Henry H. Copeland, member, Turning Point Baptist Church, Swainsboro, GA

Lindsay Faircloth, member, Northside Baptist Church, Valdosta, GA

Shirley Fordham, member, Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church, Fayetteville, GA

Shirley B. Olmstead, member, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Ellijay, GA

Hana Caner, member, FBC Helen, GA

Chris Donahue, member, Norcross First Baptist Church, Norcross, GA

Rocky Pace, Deacon, Grace Community Baptist Church, Bowen Baptist Association, Bainbridge, GA

Dustin Oliver, member, Center Grove Baptist Church, Rock Spring, GA

James Royster, Deacon, First Baptist Church, Karnak, IL

Larry McGill, attending First Baptist Church, Vienna, IL

Amy Rardin, member, Calvary Baptist Church, Greenwood, IN

Sarah Hunter, Pastor’s wife, Center of Hope, Evansville, IN

Debra J. Pearce, member, First Baptist Church, Mooresville, IN

Ray Moncrief, Deacon, Corinth Baptist Church, London, KY

Clyde Jackson Wilson, member, Dry Ridge Baptist Church, Dry Ridge, KY

Ann Dybas, member, FBC Loyall, Loyall, KY

Carl W. Dybas, member, First Baptist Church of Loyall, KY

Kaye Tyler Fish, Walton, KY

Rachel Carter, member, First Baptist Church, Pineville, KY

Torey Hammett, Lay person: Southside Baptist Church, Princeton KY

Cody Holland, Student, NOBTS; member, First Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA

Joe Fontenot, member, First Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA

Darrell Strahan, Teacher, Weldon Baptist Church, Bernice, LA

Eric Simmons, Deacon, First Baptist Church, Lafayette, LA

Robyn Fricke, member, New Zion Baptist Church, Covington, LA

Jim Felps, member, New Zion Baptist Church, Covington, LA

Pam Stewart, Pastor’s wife, New Zion Baptist Church, Covington, LA

Loretta Peoples, Pastor’s wife, First Baptist Church, Wisner, LA

Tina Harlow, member, Bayou Oaks Baptist Church, Monroe, LA

Mike Bearden, member, Red River Baptist Church, Benton LA

Durwood Gordon, Sunday School Teacher and Deacon, Central Baptist Church, McComb, MS

Lynda Jackson, member, Yellow Leaf Baptist Church, Oxford, MS

Angie White, Pastor’s wife, member, New Prospect Baptist Church, Oxford, MS

David L. Baumbaugh, member, New Prospect Baptist Church, Oxford, MS

Michael Vanderlip, Interim Student Pastor and Active Deacon, New Prospect Baptist Church, Oxford, MS

Celeste Sherwood, member, New Prospect Baptist Church, Oxford, MS

Victor Newell, Deacon, First Baptist Church, Oxford, MS

Chris Maples, member, First Baptist Church, Oxford, MS

Gary G. Carter, member, First Baptist Church, Oxford, MS

John “Marshall” Alexander, Jr., member, First Baptist Church, Oxford, MS

Rick Mize, member, First Baptist Church, Oxford, MS

Cheryl Parsons, member, First Baptist Church, Oxford, MS

Robert Barbee, Deacon, New El Bethel Baptist Church, Oxford, MS

Donald L. Bowders, Sunday School Teacher, New Prospect Baptist church, Oxford, MS

Debbie Prestage, Awana Leader/member, New Prospect Baptist Church, Oxford, MS

Marilyn K. Bowders, Ministry Assistant, Church Clerk, New Prospect Baptist Church, Oxford, MS

Al Dribben, member, First Baptist Church, McComb, MS

Jeff Smith, member, First Baptist Church, Tupelo, MS

Norma Bowlin, Evangelist’s wife, West McComb Baptist Church, McComb, MS

Keith Church, member, Easthaven Baptist Church, Brookhaven, MS

Members of Yellow Leaf Baptist Church, Oxford, MS:

Robert L. (Bob) Jackson, Deacon and member

Jane R. East, Pastor’s wife, music director

Anita Lewis

Denise Woods

Jimmy Lewis

Tammy Lewis

Machelle Howard

Peggy Ray

Bennie Ray

Karla Hays

Eric Hays

Kathy McCluskey

Scott McCluskey

Darren Roberts

Ann Roberts

Gilbert Woods

Allyson Johnson

Culley Johnson

Jacey Johnson

Gaddie Johnson

Jay Johnson

Charles W. Conner

Myra A. Conner

Joel Fox

Lori Fox

Corinne Baggett

Sandra Liles

Marilyn McCluskey

Herschel McCluskey

Kay Whitehead

Bill Whitehead

Lisa Sanders

Missy Pearson

Sue Bundren

Annie B. McCullar

Randy McCluskey

H. Larry Turner

Mack Peters

Kent Cochran, Layman, Calvary Baptist Church, Republic, MO

Mike Hardester, Director of Sunday school, Canaan Baptist Church, St. Louis MO

Alfreda Price, member, Sycamore Hills Baptist Church, Independence, MO

Toni Stevens, member, Mt. Gibson Baptist Church, Waynesville, MO

David Stevens, member, Mt. Gibson Baptist Church, Waynesville, MO

Jerry Schultz, member, Forest Park Baptist Church, Joplin, MO

Jason Pieper, member, First Baptist Church Rio Rancho, Rio Rancho, NM

Dorinda Pieper, member, First Baptist Church Rio Rancho, Rio Rancho, NM

Heath Browning, member, Walker Road Baptist Church, Morganton NC

Benny Vickrey, Retired Pastor, member, and messenger, Hill Side Park Baptist Church, Thomasville, NC

Doug Jordan, member, College Park Baptist Church, Winston Salem, NC

Lila Diller, layperson, Western Avenue Baptist Church, Statesville, NC

Denny Cobb, Member, Osborne Baptist Church, Eden, NC

Frank Graham, Deacon, Friendship Baptist Church, Murphy NC

Members of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Indian Trail, NC

Wayne Fowler

Judy Wilson

John Van Williams

William F. Griffin, Jr.

Joyce K Ashley

Carolyn Starnes

Dwayne Starnes

Larry Carter

Carolyn Philemon

Na’Nette White

Gail Rogers

Lorraine Holman; Adult Sunday School teacher; First Baptist Church, Pryor OK

Theo Knight, Adult Men Sunday School Teacher, Trinity Baptist Church, Bristow, OK

Pam Knight, Trinity Baptist Church, Bristow, OK

Angela Neafus, member, South Ridge Baptist Church, Fort Gibson, OK

Hariette Petersen, wife of retired Minister, writer, member, First Baptist East, Lawton, OK

Gay Winters, member, First Baptist Church, Harrah OK

John C. Burns, member, Immanuel Baptist Church, Shawnee, OK

Paul Schultz, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, class of 1991; member, Calvary Church, Lancaster, PA

Robert K. Hutto, Deacon, Sullivan’s Island Baptist Church, Sullivan’s Island, SC

Dan Gossett, Deacon, Destiny Church, Simpsonville, SC

Josh Cooper, Crossover Community Church, Anderson, SC

Joy Cooper, member, Faith Fellowship Church, Pendleton, SC

Christi Hill, member, Hopewell Baptist Church, Anderson, SC

Joy Cooper, member, Faith Fellowship Church, Pendleton, SC

Mike Bedenbaugh, member, Lake Murray Baptist Church, Lexington, SC

Joan Bedenbaugh, member, Lake Murray Baptist Church, Lexington, SC

Sandra McLaughlin, member, Augusta Road Baptist Church, Greenville, SC

Harry Rakes, Sunday School Teacher, Cedar Shoals Baptist Church, Enoree, SC

Steve Farmer, member, Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

Pamela George, member, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, TN

Brandon Johnson, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, TN

Chris Brauer, Deacon, Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

Clay Michael Jones, member, Brainerd Baptist Church, Chattanooga, TN

John Adams, First Baptist Church, Humboldt, TN

Tammye Bowie, member, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, TN

Krista Kent, Pastor’s wife, Irving College Baptist Church, McMinnville, TN

Cecil N. Godwin, Adult Men’s Sunday School class teacher, Sharon Baptist, Savannah, TN

Chris Jensen, Member, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Springfield TN

Paula Miller, member Sevier Heights Baptist Church, Knoxville, TN

Paul Barclay, member, Berclair Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

Ron Lay, member, Sevier Heights Baptist Church, Knoxville, TN

Kathy Lay, member, Sevier Heights Baptist Church, Knoxville, TN

Mary Cruze, member, Sevier Heights Baptist Church, Knoxville, TN

Shirley Jackson, member, Kirby Woods Baptist Church, Germantown, TN

Teresa Glisson, Evangelist’s wife, Leawood Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

Deena Moore, member, Silverdale Baptist Church, Chattanooga, TN

The following members of Arlington Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN signed the document:

Wade Whiteside

Elizabeth Whiteside

Al Bell

Catherine Bell

Betty Crowe

Carey Crowe

Tom Miller

Shirlene Miller

Irene Jenkins

Virginia Dunn

Charles Roach

Gayle Roach

Inez Ware

Heidi Guthrie

Nathan Guthrie

Timothy Guthrie II

Phyllis Lawson

Irene McGinnis

Wilfred Smith

Betty Smith

Betty Floyd

Eugene Wade

David Gadd

Lauren Gadd

Aline Hall

Roy Minton

Linda Minton

Don Statzer

Mildred Statzer

Celestia Kennedy

Marie Kennedy

Betty Brandon

Kylene Hansard

Don Guignard

Sarah Guignard

John Bailey

Sarah Bailey

Nancy Kingston

Virginia Tyler

Jimmy Bishop

Angela Bishop

Jordan Bishop

Oaklie McConnell

Katy McConnell

LaVern Carter

Jerry Kooch

Carolyn Kooch

Brenda Trent

Bill Trent

Ruth Adams

Jean Drinnen

Eli Colom

Irma Colom

Signees from Cornerstone Baptist Church, McMinnville TN

Gary England – Adult SS teacher

Buddy Pendergraph

Frank Belcher

Carolyn Belcher

Philip Dougan – retired Pastor

Norene Dougan – retired Pastor’s wife

Jimmy Hobbs

Tina Hobbs

Shirley Hyder

William Barnhill

Michelle Barnhill

Evon Dennis

Christine Dennis

Bryant Campbell

Daphne Campbell

Jim Robinson

Debbie Robinson

Kyle Ward

Stephanie Ward

Jasper Adkins, Deacon

Judy Adkins

Joseph Hutchings

Lori Hutchings

Betty Jones

Joe Grissom – Trustee, Adult SS teacher

Ann Grissom

Suzette York

Jimmy Walker – Deacon

Charline Walker

Joshua Walker

Darrin S. Jenkins, member & SS teacher

Carolyn Young, Ladies Sunday School Teacher

Peggy Webster, Children’s Choir teacher

Don Webster, Deacon

Matt Cowan, member

Joe Killebrew, Deacon

Michelle Hill, Adult class teacher

Melodye Zahn, Ensemble Choir Director

Donna Moffitt, Youth Leader

Brad Ray, layman, disciplemaker; President – Ray Oil Company, Dallas Texas; member, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, TX

Larry Johnson, Reilly Springs Baptist Church, Reilly Springs, TX

Randy Teel, Deacon, Calvary Baptist Church, Mexia, TX

Brett Boyett, Student, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; member, New Bethel Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX

John Muzyka, member, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, TX

Steve Burns, Deacon/Sunday School Teacher, SWBTS Grad, Birchman Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX

David Clark, member, Tate Springs Baptist Church, Arlington, TX

Bryan Hedges, Deacon, Mims Baptist Church, Conroe, TX

Don Pitts, Treasurer and Deacon, Mother Holmes Memorial Baptist Church, Sheffield, TX

Denice Fletcher Yeagin, member, Anderson Mill Baptist Church, Austin, TX

Carroll G. Fletcher, Deacon, First Baptist Church, Marshall, TX

Gracie Fletcher, member, First Baptist Church, Marshall, TX

Joshua Myers, Young Adult Coordinator, Deep Creek Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA

Dan Chapa, Member/Sunday School Teacher, Centerville Baptist Church, Centerville, VA

Erlene Hudson

Tracy Porter

Rhonda Porter