Skip to comments.So. Baptists Elect Arkansas Megachurch Pastor Ronnie Floyd as President
Posted on 06/10/2014 7:30:28 PM PDT by wonkowasright
BALTIMORE, Md. Southern Baptists elected Arkansas Pastor Ronnie Floyd on Tuesday to be the new president of the nation's largest Protestant denomination.
Floyd was elected by messengers during the Southern Baptist Convention's 2014 Annual Meeting, beating out SBC presidential nominees Dennis Manpoong Kim of Maryland and Jared Moore of Kentucky. Over 3,000 messengers voted and Floyd won on the first ballot, receiving 51.6 percent of the votes.
Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological seminary, had praised the Arkansas pastor, whom he nominated, as "dependable" and "faithful" and someone who will "lead all Southern Baptists and lead them well," during his nomination address to messengers prior to the voting.
Floyd's election is an apparent approval of his focus on church growth and international missions.
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Aren’t most of the moderators from the larger churches or institutions? More notable is he won on the first ballot with support from the Reformed camp.
I live near his private Christian school. (Gus Malzahn coached there) Locals refer to it as Righteous Ronnie’s Football Emporium.
You are probably right. But I think most have still been formal church buildings with established congregations, now with contemporary services. This is a purely megachurch approach and has even gone to the “multi campus” model, which is I think a distinction from previous churches of presidents.
In any case Ronnie Floyd looks like a conservative baptist from what I can tell.
I’m a Baptist, but I’ve never even attended a “mega church”. I’ve been a member of some large churches, though.
I don’t know this man, he may be God’s man for the moment. But I’ll tell you my concern, in the large churches where I’ve been a leader, I’ve observed that a number of the leaders, seemed to act like the church was more of a social club, than, well, a church. This was regardless of the soundness of the preaching.
Seems to me, given members of mega churches that I’ve met, the problem would be more severe in them.
I’ve just offering an opinion, not one cast in steel, based on my own limited, personal observations. Hope I’m wrong, and will pray that I am.
I’m doing some more research, but I’m not comfortable at all with this man as Leader of the SBC. These mega churches work off of a Seeker-friendly format. He also likes to Many of the mega churches are a mile wide and an inch deep in Christian doctrine.
“Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological seminary, had praised the Arkansas pastor, whom he nominated, as “dependable” and “faithful” and someone who will “lead all Southern Baptists and lead them well,” during his nomination address to messengers prior to the voting.”
From things this Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. has said in the past, it makes me think his opinion isn’t bad. Makes me think it’s OK. Can someone spell it out for me why it’s so terrible?
“The Arkansas megachurch pastor told Baptist Press earlier that if elected SBC president, he plans to “call upon [the convention] to cry out to God in extraordinary prayer for the next great spiritual awakening in America.” He also said he would do all he could to lead the denomination to “accelerate our pace in completing the Great Commission.”
I don’t get it, sounds good to me.
“I dont get it, sounds good to me.”
Most Baptist mega-churches are mega because they obey the Great Commission. They are the original mega.
Thanks. Like I said, it sounds good to me.
I’m a lifelong conservative, fundamental southern Baptist.
I heard him preach before and I found him solid all around.
Trying to 'preside' over Southern Baptists is a lot like herding cats.
Who said it was terrible ?
Yeah, looking back over the thread no one said that. I guess I saw ‘mega-church’ and I know that term isn’t that popular on some of these threads and jumped to a conclusion that was wrong.
Partly too because only terrible stuff is newsworthy I guess.
Anyway freep on!