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SATF releases final update before report

NASHVILLE (BP) – The SBC Sex Abuse Task Force issued the fifth update on its work with Guidepost Solutions in the investigation of the SBC Executive Committee’s (EC) alleged mishandling of sex abuse claims. The group said it would be its last update before Guidepost’s full report is made public in mid-May.

SBC presidential candidates discuss CRT, financial transparency in forum

KELLER, Texas (BP) – Critical Race Theory and financial transparency were among topics addressed by the three known candidates to be nominated at the 2022 SBC Annual Meeting in Anaheim. The candidates participated in a forum hosted by FBC Keller on May 4 and moderated by Joe Wooddell, a member of FBC Keller, and Tony Richmond, FBC Keller associate pastor.

SBC presidential candidates share competing visions in church-hosted forum

KELLER, Texas (BP) – In what is being called an “unprecedented gathering,” the three announced candidates for Southern Baptist Convention president spent just under two hours answering questions and interacting with one another in a candidate forum Wednesday (May 4). Tom Ascol, Bart Barber and Robin Hadaway covered topics such as Critical Race Theory, a need for reform within the trustee system among SBC entities and institutions, a call for transparency with SBC leadership and more.

El Comité Ejecutivo de la SBC aprueba el traslado de la Asamblea Anual de 2023 y ofrece información financiera actualizada

NASHVILLE (BP) — El Comité Ejecutivo de la SBC se reunió en una convocatoria especial el jueves para votar sobre el traslado de la reunión anual de 2023 de Charlotte a Nueva Orleans y recibir una actualización sobre el costo de la investigación de las acusaciones de mal manejo de las denuncias de abuso sexual.

Hollingsworth to step down as leader of South Carolina Baptist Convention

COLUMBIA, S.C. (BP) – Gary Hollingsworth, Southern Carolina Baptist Convention executive director-treasurer, has announced plans to retire April 30, 2023. Hollingsworth shared his intentions at the state’s Executive Board meeting on April 26.

La Corte Suprema de Texas permite que siga adelante el caso de presuntos abusos contra Pressler

HOUSTON (BP) — La Corte Suprema de Texas despejó el camino para que un caso contra un conocido ex líder de la SBC siga adelante al denegar una petición de revisión el 1 de abril. Una corte de apelación de Texas dictaminó el 25 de febrero de 2021 que el caso contra Paul Pressler, que había sido desestimado, podía reanudarse. Pressler apeló la decisión ante la Corte Suprema del estado el 12 de mayo de 2021.

El Comité Ejecutivo de la SBC celebrará una reunión especial convocada

NASHVILLE (BP) – El presidente Rolland Slade anunció el lunes (18 de abril) que el Comité Ejecutivo de la SBC celebrará una reunión especial el jueves 28 de abril. La reunión se convoca principalmente para discutir la reubicación de la Reunión Anual de la SBC de 2023, actualmente programada para celebrarse el 13 y 14 de junio de 2023 en Charlotte, Carolina del Norte.

SBC Executive Committee to hold special called meeting

NASHVILLE (BP) – Chairman Rolland Slade announced Monday (April 18) that the SBC Executive Committee will hold a special called meeting Thursday, April 28. The meeting is being called primarily to discuss the relocation of the 2023 SBC Annual Meeting currently slated to be held June 13-14, 2023, in Charlotte, N.C.

Pastor de jóvenes de Texas arrestado por cargos de abuso sexual

MESQUITE, Texas (BP) – Un pastor de jóvenes de Texas está detenido con una fianza de $2.5 millones luego de ser arrestado por tres cargos de abuso sexual relacionado con un menor. Conner Jesse Penny, de 32 años, fue arrestado el 5 de abril y acusado de un cargo de abuso sexual continuo de un niño, un cargo de agresión sexual agravada de un niño y un cargo de indecencia con un niño.

Texas Supreme Court allows alleged abuse case against Pressler to proceed

HOUSTON (BP) -- The Supreme Court of Texas cleared the way for a case against a well-known former SBC leader to move forward by denying a petition for review on April 1. A Texas appellate court ruled on Feb. 25, 2021, that a once-dismissed case against Paul Pressler could resume. Pressler appealed the decision to the state Supreme Court on May 12, 2021.