Elected by acclamation to a second one-year term as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear pledged June 12 to continue efforts to curtail sexual abuse in the nation’s second largest faith group behind Roman Catholics.
A motion filed June 3 in a Virginia court says the Southern Baptist Convention is culpable in a multi-million dollar sexual abuse lawsuit against a member church.
A Southern Baptist Convention seminary professor who teaches that males and females are created for distinct and complementary roles in the home and church criticized the denomination’s president and a popular Bible teacher for suggesting it can be OK for a woman to preach.
Southern Baptist Convention officials on Tuesday announced a reboot of a major conference five months away to focus on the problem of sexual abuse in churches.
An evangelical church-planting network accused of covering up decades of sexual abuse has turned down calls for an independent third-party investigation, citing reasons including autonomy of the local church.
A Southern Baptist church in Georgia reportedly fired its music minister after being called out publicly by Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear for suspicion of indifference toward allegations of sexual abuse.
Backlash to an investigation by the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News about widespread sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention has prompted the resignation of at least one convention leader. Ken Alford, pastor of Crossroads Baptist Church in Valdosta,…
A Southern Baptist Convention leadership group announced on Saturday it has cleared seven of 10 churches called out by SBC President J.D. Greear for possible “wanton disregard” of sexual abuse.
Women who rallied in sweltering heat outside last summer’s Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas to draw attention to sexual abuse and domestic violence in the denomination are hoping for a warmer welcome when they reassemble at the 2019 SBC in Birmingham, Alabama.