Al Mohler Accepts Nomination for President of Southern Baptist Convention

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Albert Mohler Jr. has been nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention, in an election that will be held next June.

Pastor H.B. Charles Jr. of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, took to Twitter last week to express his “prayerful intention” to Mohler.

“Our times are filled with serious challenges from our culture, along with incredible opportunities for gospel witness. I believe @albertmohler is the statesman leader we need at this precise moment,” tweeted Charles.

“Southern Baptists know and trust @albertmohler. He’s a proven leader in our convention, capable of uniting us behind our shared commitment to biblical truth and the urgency of the Great Commission.”

Charles also called for the SBC to stand united and “boldly for Christ,” adding that Mohler could “lead us forward in that unity.”

Mohler responded to the nomination on Twitter, stating that he was willing to accept the nomination come next year’s convention.

“I would be honored to serve Southern Baptists in any way, and would do anything I can to lead and serve faithfully and well,” tweeted Mohler.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski