Like many Southern Baptists, I have been praying for months for the International Mission Board (IMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Search Team as they have sought to find God’s man to be the next President. I had heard that Dr. David Platt was a prime candidate for the position, but I have been a Baptist long enough to know that though he may have been the frontrunner, you never know what will happen in Baptist life.
I’m Ray Gentry, the President/CEO of the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL). I’ve served Southern Baptist churches & associations in various roles for over 35 years. I have served as an associational leader for five associations, starting in 1993. The most recent one being the Southside Baptist Network, McDonough, GA.