SBC chooses Greear over Hemphill

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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Jody Brown (OneNewsNow.com)

J.D. GreearJ.D. Greear (right) has been elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

With 68 percent of the vote, the North Carolina pastor easily outdistanced Ken Hemphill (32%) this afternoon at the SBC's annual meeting, taking place in Dallas. Two years ago, Greear had run for the post but stepped aside in a closely contested election. He succeeds Memphis pastor Steve Gaines, who had served two one-year terms.

Dr. Greear leads The Summit Church, which boasts nine campuses and a membership just under 10,000. He holds master of divinity and doctor of philosophy degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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