By Scott Barkley
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Citing a desire for Southern Baptists’ focus to “be on the mission, with the Bible as our sole and final authority on all matters,” Northwest Baptist Convention Executive Director/Treasurer Randy Adams announced today (Jan. 20) that he would be nominated in June for president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Adams, who has served in his current role since 2013, intended to be nominated for SBC president at the 2020 annual meeting, but that meeting was ultimately canceled due to COVID-19. In today’s announcement, he stated that his reasons for accepting that nomination have only intensified over the past year.
In the post on his personal blog, Adams alleged the SBC is “in crisis” saying: “We inherited a cooperative mission system where every church mattered and could contribute to sharing the Gospel around the world. We are now destroying much of our mission capacity through failures in accountability, self-dealing, top-down centralized strategies and broken partnerships.
“I am being nominated to serve as SBC president because I will confront these issues. I will push for transparency and accountability at every opportunity.” [Read more…]