Praying for Healing and Reconciliation

The overwhelming majority of Alabama Baptist and Southern Baptist churches receive people of all races. They recognize that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is for “whosoever will may come.”

In addition, during the past couple of decades, numerous local Baptist associations in Alabama and across the Southern Baptist Convention have increasingly received predominantly African-American congregations into membership.

Although we do not know the details of the situation in the news, we are praying for all involved, including the former pastor and the church family. We affirm the ministry of the Choctaw Baptist Association and pray for their leaders as they seek healing and reconciliation.


Original News Article from Baptist Press:
http://bpnews.net/47325/racism-alleged-as-part-of-pastors-termination

 

Executive Director of Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions

State Missionary Rick Lance was elected in June of 1998 to serve as executive director of the State Board of Missions and treasurer of the Alabama Baptist Convention. Rick leads state missions efforts and facilitates Great Commission Ministries for the Convention's 3,200+ churches and more than one million Alabama Baptists.

Rick and his wife, Pam, are members at First Baptist Church, Montgomery. They have two daughters.

Any requests for Rick Lance to speak in or visit your church should be directed to Billie Davis at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 253 or (334) 613-2253, bdavis@alsbom.org.

For questions about Dr. Lance's Facebook and Twitter accounts or his blog site, you may contact his social media assistant, Keith Hinson, at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 289 or (334) 613-2289, khinson@alsbom.org.