Who in the World is Clint Pressley the New SBC President? Protestia Editors are Cautious About Clint Pressley, But They do Give Him Credit for Firmly Standing Against Female Pastors and Responding to Emails and X — Formerly Known as Twitter


Clint Pressley was an outstanding student athlete receiving numerous awards in football before receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently working on his final project toward the Doctor of Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to his call to Hickory Grove, Clint served as the Senior Pastor at Dauphin Way Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama from 2004 – 2010. Before serving in these two capacities, Clint served as Associate Pastor of Preaching at Hickory Grove and Senior Pastor at two churches in Mississippi.

Clint’s service, both at large and small churches, has prepared him for denominational service within the Southern Baptist Convention and other leadership posts. He most recently served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also has served on the Board of Trustees of The University of Mobile.

Clint has taught in several capacities including: Adjunct Professor at the University of Mobile and as the Bible Study Leader for the Governor of Alabama’s Leadership Cabinet. He is an avid reader of history, loves fast cars and old-school weight training.

He is married to Connie LaBelle Smith Pressley, and they have two children, Mack and Nate.

The grass withers, the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever.
Isaiah 40:8


Clint Pressley, the Senior Pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, has been elected President of the Southern Baptist Convention, taking over from Bart Barber and beating out Dan Spencer in the third runoff.

We’ve been critical of Pressley in the pass and have argued that has been swimming in the woke side of the pool since at least 2014, when he was defending his church’s hiring of an illegal immigrant (with requisite support for open borders) in 2018, quoting woke SBTS professor Jarvis Williams’ claim that Jesus “died for an interracial bride” in a sermon, and has previously expressed support for Russell Moore and Matthew Hall’s labeling of so-called “racial justice” as a “gospel issue.” All this what the standard world-synchronized, Ezell-Greear-Moore-Floyd platform position has been for many years.

On a brighter note, Pressley did express support for the Law Amendment’s clarification of a male-only pastorate as a condition of friendly cooperation and, unlike Bart Barber who would routinely ignore us, Pressely has been surprisingly open and accommodating to us, responding to our messages in Twitter/ X Dm’s and sending us information when we’ve requested it.

When we asked him Tuesday evening how he felt about getting to the second round, before voting concluded the next day, he told us “I’m thankful to have made it this far and look forward to tomorrow trusting the Lords will will be done.”

The Lord’s will is done now, and now it’s time for him to lead well. Pray for Pressley, as he and the SBC are going to need it.

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