Baptist and Reflector
ROANOKE, Va. — Charles Fuller, a Virginia pastor who chaired the SBC’s Peace Committee, died July 28 in Roanoke, Va. He was 86.
Formed in 1985 in response to a motion at the SBC annual meeting, the Peace Committee was charged to “seek to determine the sources” of controversy amid the convention’s Conservative Resurgence and “make findings and recommendations.”
Fuller was thought a natural fit to chair the 22-member group — which comprised conservatives, moderates and centrists — because he was theologically conservative and committed to the SBC but not part of the Conservative Resurgence’s “machinery,” as Fuller put it.
Peace Committee recommendations adopted by messengers at the 1987 SBC annual meeting included affirmation of a “high view of Scripture” as one of the “parameters for cooperation.”