Today was an unprecedented day at the annual Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). As we were about to head to a 3rd ballot to determine who would be the next President of the SBC, one of the candidates (J.D. Greear) withdrew from the election (View Video of that here) and then asked the convention to vote in Steve Gaines by vote acclamation. Steve Gaines graciously accepted and is now the new President of the SBC.
B21 sat down with J.D. Greear for a video interview about his decision to withdraw, his hopes for the younger generation of Southern Baptists who showed up at this convention, his reflections on this year’s convention, and where we go from here.