ST. LOUIS—Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd has named the members of the Committee on Resolutions for the June 14-15 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in St. Louis.
Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, appointed the 10-member committee, which includes two with ties to Kentucky—Linda Cooper, of Bowling Green, and Jim Smith, of Louisville.
Cooper is the national president of Woman’s Missionary Union and recently had the important task of naming the search committee who will identify the next executive director of the missions organization. She also serves on the SBC Executive Committee. A former state WMU president, she is a member of Forest Park Baptist Church in Bowling Green.
Smith was recently named vice president of communications for the National Religious Broadcasters in Washington, D.C. Previously, he was executive editor and chief spokesman of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. From 1989-1995, Smith was director of government relations for the SBC Ethics & Religious Liberty Committee, and from 2001-2013, he was executive editor of Florida Baptist Witness. He is a member of Ninth & O Baptist Church in Louisville.
Floyd named Stephen Rummage of Florida as committee chairman and Jason Duesing of Missouri as vice chairman. Rummage is senior pastor of Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon; Duesing is provost and associate professor of historical theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City.
Proposed resolutions may be submitted as early as April 15, but no later than 15 days prior to the SBC annual meeting, giving the Committee on Resolutions a two-week period in which to consider submissions. This year’s cut-off date is May 30. Resolutions may not be submitted during the annual meeting.
Resolutions should preferably be submitted by e-mail through the resolutions submission page at sbc.net/resolutions/submit or mailed to the Committee on Resolutions in care of the SBC Executive Committee, 901 Commerce St., Nashville, TN 37203. Proposed resolutions must be typewritten, titled, dated and include complete contact information for the person and his or her church.
Resolutions must be accompanied by a Credentials for Resolutions Submittal form (downloadable from the resolutions submission webpage) or by a letter on church letterhead, either of which must be signed by the pastor or other church officer, certifying that the individual submitting the resolution is a member in good standing. (BP)