The Southern Baptists of Texas Convention website reports that executive director Jim Richards will be nominated for 1st Vice President of the SBC. With Richards’ Texas ties and conservative credentials, he will be a formidable candidate. According to the website:
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Donald M. (Mac) Brunson, pastor of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Fla., has announced his intention to nominate James W. Richards, executive director of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, for first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
In a June 1 news release, Brunson said, “Jim Richards has led SBTC to do denomination right. With a leaner staff and a focused mission, this convention has done a lot to show the way.”
Richards is the founding executive director of the eight-year-old state convention.
In my two years of working with the state convention’s college ministry, I was nothing short of impressed with the direction of the state convention in general and Richards in particular.