As the annual Southern Baptist Convention event is underway in Baltimore, MD, many Christians are reflecting on the leadership legacy of the first black SBC president, Pastor Fred Luter, as he passes the baton to newly elected SBC president, Pastor Ronnie Floyd. After being elected president in June 2012, Luter made it his business to shine the light on the Gospel and ensure that churches and Christians alike keep their focus on Jesus Christ.
The editors of BCNN1.com have compiled a book commemorating Pastor Luter’s two years as president. The book chronicles his ascension to the SBC presidency, his many travels across America and overseas, the controversies, his interviews, and his vision for the SBC. In Fred Luter: Highlights from the Leadership of the First Black President of the Southern Baptist Convention, BCNN1.com writes, “After two years of watching Fred Luter serve in the role of president of the Southern Baptist Convention, we can say that throughout his leadership, he emphasized the three most important things for the renewal of not only the Southern Baptist Convention, but the church in America: prayer, evangelism, and revival.”
They go on to write in the introduction to the book, “As with any leader who serves such a short term, the full impact of what Luter has accomplished will probably not be seen by him in his lifetime. But if the Lord tarries His coming, Luter’s time as president of the SBC will positively impact black, white, red, and yellow people for years to come for the glory of God.”
Fred Luter: Highlights from the Leadership of the First Black President of the Southern Baptist Convention will be available for $0.99 on Amazon Kindle beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, June 11th. It can be downloaded for free at BCNN1.com.
SOURCE: Vision Publicity Services