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Finally, it’s here – SBCToday’s interview with Ralph Green, the Maryland pastor who returned Lifeway’s Gospel Project Sunday school curriculum because he deemed it too Calvinistic for consumption by church members.
While I recognize how much time has passed since we promised the publication of this interview, suffice it to say that two successive trips to my former state of residence regarding personal business significantly preempted the interview’s posting. Add to that the responsibilities associated with a new fall semester at a college that God has blessed yet again with record enrollment, and it becomes clear where my time necessarily has been invested.
Add to this the heavenly home-going of my mother-in-law and the requisite travel of nearly 1,500 miles and more than a week in ministry to family, then it becomes clearer still why the interview has been delayed.
Whereas I’ve been told of some who speculated as to why the interview was not yet forthcoming, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the others who conversely offered grace and the benefit of the doubt in such a trying time for my family and me. Thank you ever so much.
Deus Caritas Est,
Norm Miller, editor
NOTE: Pastor Green will not be available for comment.
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Southern Baptist Convention – 1950
PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS: EYES UPON SOUTHERN BAPTISTS
Robert G. Lee, President
Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee
R.G. Lee, 1886 – 1978
Born in a log cabin in South Carolina, Robert Green Lee gave his life to Christ in 1898. At age 21 he went to work on the Panama Canal, and upon returning, enrolled at Furman University. His academic prowess garnered the offer of the chair of Latin at Furman. Declining the position, Lee answered God’s call on his life as a preacher and pastor.
Lee’s first pastorate was at Edgefield, South Carolina. This was followed by pastorates at First Baptist Church of Chester, South Carolina; First Baptist Church of New Orleans, Louisiana; Citadel Square Baptist Church of Charleston, South Carolina; and finally, Bellevue Baptist Church of Memphis, Tennessee, where he was succeeded by the late Dr. Adrian Rogers.