I Like the Christian Life! #27

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St. Louis -- The Rev. Bailey Smith of Del City, OK, was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention, defeating five other candidates. Smith, 41, won the election on the first ballot with 51 percent of the more than 11,000 votes cast. Smith is the pastor of the 14,000 member First Southern Baptist Church in greater Oklahoma City. (1980)

1 comment:

The Sanity Inspector said...

It was Smith, not Jerry Falwell as erroneously supposed, who infamously said that "God does not hear the prayer of a Jew." He was objecting to a Jew being invited to give the invocation to something or other at the time.