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SBC officer has NC connection
Staff and Wire reports
June 24, 2009
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SBC officer has NC connection

SBC officer has NC connection
Staff and Wire reports
June 24, 2009

The newly elected second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) was until last month pastor of North Carolina’s largest Baptist church.

Stephen Rummage, former pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, was elected to the SBC office without opposition on June 23. He will become pastor of Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, Fla., later this month. Before going to Hickory Grove, Rummage was director of the doctor of ministry program and professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest.

John Mark Toby, pastor of Beacon Hill Baptist

Church in Somerset, Ky., was elected first vice-president, receiving 64

percent of the vote (1,039 votes). Ken Render, pastor of Lakeside

Community Church in St. Clair Shores, Mich., received 35 percent (567

votes).

Johnny Hunt was re-elected SBC president with no opposition.

Complete coverage of the 2009 SBC meeting