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Johnny Hunt to nominate Ronnie Floyd for SBC president position
June 05, 2006
By Sherri Brown
Johnny Hunt, pastor of First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Ga., announced May 7 that he would nominate Ronnie Floyd, pastor of First Baptist Church in Springdale, Ark., for president of the Southern Baptist Convention during the annual meeting in Greensboro, N.C., June 13-14.
"Dr. Floyd is matched for our times because of his leadership through the years in our denomination," Hunt said in a statement to Baptist Press.
"He has served on the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention for 10 years, serving for two of those years as its chairman. While in this role, he served also as a member of the selected seven-member committee that restructured the Southern Baptist Convention.
"He also served on the search committee that called the president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee. He served as president of the 1997 Pastors' Conference of the Southern Baptist Convention. Presently, he serves as a trustee of GuideStone Financial Services of the Southern Baptist Convention."
Floyd has been pastor of the Arkansas congregation for almost 20 years. Under his leadership, the church grew from 3,700 members to more than 16,000 members and baptized more than 11,700 people.
Additionally, the church has planted 17 churches in the United States and overseas in the past seven years.
Information for the most recent year from Southern Baptists' Annual Church Profile survey, 2005, for FBC Springdale reveals total mission expenditures of $1,637,503, including $54,261 for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions and $9,516 for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions.
Floyd speaks daily on "Winners," a TV ministry broadcast around America and the world by the Daystar Television Network. He has written 17 books and another, "The Top 10 Lessons Every Minister Needs To Know," will be released later this year.
Under Floyd FBC Springdale added a second campus, the Church at Pinnacle Hills.
Floyd grew up in Texas and earned a master's degree and a doctorate degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He and his wife, Jeana, have been married 29 years and have two married sons and one grandchild. (BP)