Ronnie Floyd speaks at the opening of the 2014 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference. The convention later elected him as its president. Photo courtesy Matt Miller via Baptist Press

Ronnie Floyd speaks at the opening of the 2014 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference. The convention later elected him as its president. Photo courtesy Matt Miller via Baptist Press


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1. Who: The newly elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Floyd was nominated before, in 2006, but lost to Frank Page. On Tuesday (June 10), he received 52 percent of the vote. He will serve one year and be eligible for another one-year term.

2. Age: 58, born in Gonzales, Texas

3. Seminary:  Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. and D.Min.)

4. Church: Senior pastor, Cross Church in northwest Arkansas

5. On the record: “It’s been 100 years since the United States has experienced the last great, great movement of the Lord. We’re overdue. It’s past time. We must have that movement,” Floyd at a 2014 SBC press conference.

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Adelle M. Banks

Adelle M. Banks is production editor and a national correspondent at RNS. She previously was the religion reporter at the Orlando Sentinel and a reporter at The Providence Journal and newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Syracuse and Binghamton.

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