By Erin Roach
RIDGECREST, N.C. — The Southern Baptist Conference of the Deaf (SBCD) gathered for their 71st annual meeting and elected a woman president for the third time in their history as they rallied around the theme “Good News 24/7” from Mark 16:15.
More than 130 people from 20 states, Japan, Mexico and Puerto Rico attended the meeting July 15-19 at Ridgecrest Conference Center in Ridgecrest, N.C., and others followed special coverage on Facebook Live.
Anna Austin, a member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church in Knoxville, was elected president. She told Baptist Press she is the third woman to be chosen for the position, following a hearing woman in 1952 and a deaf woman in 1976. [Read more…]