SBC Executive Committee to consider Jeff Iorg for president, CEO March 21 • Biblical Recorder

SBC Executive Committee to consider Jeff Iorg for president, CEO March 21 • Biblical Recorder

DALLAS (BP) The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee will think about Gateway Seminary President Jeff Iorg for EC president and CEO in a special known as assembly from midday to 3 p.m. March 21 in Dallas.

The vote comes right after a lengthy research for an EC president and CEO next the Oct 2021 resignation of Ronnie Floyd.

Whilst the lookup has taken almost two and a half several years, EC Chairman Philip Robertson informed Baptist Press the journey was well worth the hold out.

No just one at any time predicted that it would acquire as extensive as it has to appear to this position. Its been a long journey, claimed Robertson, senior pastor of the multisite Philadelphia Baptist Church in the Alexandria, La. I would say for me personally, even though its been a difficult journey, Ive equated it in some respects to a wilderness wandering.

When the children of Israel ended up wandering in the wilderness, he mentioned, they encountered detours and lifeless ends and sometimes dry holes. But nevertheless via all of individuals, God was at get the job done.

The bulk of the assembly at the Dallas Fort Well worth Worldwide Airport locale of the Grand Hyatt hotel will occur in govt session, with only the opening and summary of the assembly open to the community. A push meeting, scheduled 30 minutes following the conclusion of the assembly, will be livestreamed on the Baptist Push Fb webpage.

The EC lookup committee introduced Iorgs nomination Feb. 29.

I can unequivocally say, along with the research staff customers, we have viewed Gods hand at do the job all alongside the journey, Robertson mentioned. If it took two and a fifty percent years of browsing so that God could carry us to Dr. Iorg, then I consider it was worth it.

The look for group, led by Montgomery (Ala.) Baptist Affiliation mission strategist Neal Hughes, has explained Iorg as a humble chief embodying the fruit of the Spirit and displaying statesmanship, bridge building, sturdy business enterprise acumen and transparency. The group has explained Iorg as a great preacher and communicator with an intimate expertise of denominational dynamics and problems, as very well as a heritage of foremost a staff members with a strategic aim.

The look for team introduced Iorgs candidacy with endorsements from various SBC leaders like Iorgs fellow seminary presidents, several entity heads, point out convention govt administrators, fellowship presidents and pastors.

Iorg, longtime president of Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Conference in Ontario, Calif., introduced in October 2023 his pending retirement from the seminary following 20 a long time of company, and has ongoing to serve all through the lookup for a replacement.

Iorgs vivid resume involves a 10 years as executive director of the Northwest Baptist Convention, practically 15 decades in the pastorate, and two decades as a childrens minister.

The prolific writer and commentator holds a Medical doctor of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Grasp of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts from Hardin-Simmons College.

He and his spouse Ann have three young children and five grandchildren.

(EDITORS Note – Diana Chandler is Baptist Press senior author.)