DALLAS — Meeting behind closed doors in executive session today (May 1), the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention rejected the nomination of Jared Wellman as its new president/chief executive officer by a vote of 50-31.
All 83 trustees of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee were in the executive session, according to The Baptist Paper (TBP).
Wellman, 39, who serves as pastor of Tate Springs Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas, informed his church on April 30 that he was the nominee to lead the EC.
The Texas pastor served as a member of the EC from 2015-2023, and had been chairman since June 2022. Baptist Press reported April 30 that Wellman stepped down from the position in a confidential letter to EC officers on April 17, according to newly named chairman David Sons.
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