Leader Plans Southern Baptist Shakeup

by Benjamin Domenech on 11:52 am June 23, 2009

Johnny Hunt plans to launch a revolution today, intended to reverse shrinking church memberships, declining baptisms and a $30 million funding shortfall for missionaries in the Southern Baptist Convention.

Hunt, president of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, says to stop across-the-board deficits Baptists must baptize more converts and relax some historically rigid standards when it comes to worship. He will discuss his proposal at the group’s annual meeting today and Wednesday at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

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