Luter passes gavel – and presidency – to Floyd

Meredith Flynn —  June 11, 2014

Baltimore | The Southern Baptist Convention’s 2014 annual meeting ended this afternoon as Fred Luter handed off the gavel to new President Ronnie Floyd. The pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, said, “Boom!” as the gavel met the podium to officially close the meeting. And Luter threw his arms in the air with a big grin.

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Meredith Flynn


Meredith is managing editor of the Illinois Baptist newspaper.