Three-Way Times Two?
It looks like the SBC presidency and 1st VP is going to be very interesting this year. Yesterday, Baptist Press announced that Fred Wolfe will be nominating Jimmy Jackson, pastor of Whitesburg Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL, for 1st VP of the SBC. If the reporting is correct, this means that there are three candidates for the position: Keith Fordham the evangelist, Mark Dever the "neo-Calvinist," and Jimmy Jackson the ___________ (I am waiting for the ABP reporter to come up with a new term for him). While the air has been cleared that Dr. David Dockery is not in the running for the SBC presidency, there is still the question whether or not there will be a third candidate nominated before the convention meeting. I have heard from multiple sources that there will be (and a strong conservative at that). It looks like we could see three conservative candidates running for the two highest positions in the SBC. And they say the SBC ain't political . . . I am only wondering who the Ross Perot of the SBC is.