Friday, June 2, 2006

I Vote for Dever!!

Calvinist pastor likely to run for 1st VP (updated)

By Robert Marus
Associated Baptist Press
WASHINGTON - A neo-Calvinist may face an evangelist for first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) this summer - in addition to the meeting's contested presidential race.

Mark Dever, pastor of the Washington's Capitol Hill Baptist Church and a popular leader among SBC Calvinists, acknowledged May 24 that he would allow himself to be nominated for the post. Several members of a group of leaders concerned over the denomination's direction have been mentioning Dever's name for several weeks as a potential nominee for SBC office.

Dever's acknowledgement came two days after the denomination's official news service reported that a Georgia evangelist would also be nominated for the post.

Keith Fordham, an evangelist from Fayetteville, Ga., will run for the slot, according to a May 22 Baptist Press report. Fordham is the immediate past president of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists. The organization's current president, Bill Britt, made the announcement and said he would nominate his colleague.

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