FRANKLIN — It’s never the wrong time to do the right thing.
And the right thing was done Monday, July 17, when Baptist Press reported on the actions of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee’s (EC) presidential search team.
The search committee’s update, the promise of a future update and Baptist Press’ story were three important steps taken in the direction of restoring the EC’s credibility.
The EC has been on a search for its next president for nearly 19 months, since the resignation of former EC President/CEO Ronnie Floyd, and the EC’s credibility and transparency was severely criticized in an editorial by the Baptist and Reflector in April when Texas Pastor Jarred Wellman was recommended to the full board to succeed Floyd by the then search committee. [Read more…]