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Ronnie Floyd, SBC CEO

Postby Rvaughn » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:00 pm

Ronnie Floyd elected SBC EC president/CEO
Floyd received 68 of 69 votes cast, the EC said, electing Floyd in an executive session of nearly four hours.

A former SBC president, Floyd will resign April 7 from the longtime pastorate of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas and begin his EC leadership immediately, he said in acceptance remarks.

"We're going to come and we're going to reach the world with all we have and call this convention up to a level that we all need to go to," Floyd told the EC. "Please pray for us."

The strong vote in Floyd's favor, he said, followed his prayer that the Lord would clearly declare His call for Floyd to serve in the new post.
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Re: Ronnie Floyd, SBC CEO

Postby Sandy » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:51 am

So far, the SBC has not ventured very far away from the mold they've used since long before the conservative resurgence in selecting executives for institutions and agencies. They did consider the need at Southwestern for a leader who had real experience as a theological educator at the level required by the position, instead of opting to give a political reward to someone whose prior theological experience had been at a broken down, second rate Bible college. Even so, Dr. Adam Greenway, Southwestern's new president, is still a "political insider" in the SBC with a pedigree of trustee board and committee service in addition to his job at Southern Seminary. Everyone else that has been picked is white, middle aged or older, and has rotated on and off several boards and committees at both the state convention and national level. The kind of change that appears to be reflected in the most recent convention gathering and by the election of J.D. Greear as SBC president has not yet reached the trustees who are still business as usual good ole boys.

Floyd is part of the old power base of the original conservative resurgence, and seems that he had to wait in line on a couple of occasions to get his turn at the spoils. HIs nomination and service as SBC president was delayed because some other newbies with more influence cut the line in front. Now he's getting a job that he was up for once before and somehow Frank Page, a relative latecomer to the more traditional group of resurgence wannabees, got it.
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Re: Ronnie Floyd, SBC CEO

Postby Haruo » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:55 pm

Rvaughn wrote:Ronnie Floyd elected SBC EC president/CEO
Floyd received 68 of 69 votes cast, the EC said, electing Floyd in an executive session of nearly four hours.

A former SBC president, Floyd will resign April 7 from the longtime pastorate of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas and begin his EC leadership immediately, he said in acceptance remarks.

"We're going to come and we're going to reach the world with all we have and call this convention up to a level that we all need to go to," Floyd told the EC. "Please pray for us."

The strong vote in Floyd's favor, he said, followed his prayer that the Lord would clearly declare His call for Floyd to serve in the new post.
Once I receive linkable documentation that he's out at his (former) church, I'll update his Wikipedia article.
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Re: Ronnie Floyd, SBC CEO

Postby Dave Roberts » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:33 am

Once again, it seems the SBC lacks a trust in the younger leaders of the Convention. It seems we often see this model as the old guard tries to hold onto the reins of power.
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Re: Ronnie Floyd, SBC CEO

Postby Sandy » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:39 pm

Dave Roberts wrote:Once again, it seems the SBC lacks a trust in the younger leaders of the Convention. It seems we often see this model as the old guard tries to hold onto the reins of power.


They gave the IMB position to the relatively young David Platt (also very well connected through the megachurch network) but an executive job at the SBC's most highly regarded entity did not seem to have enough appeal to hold his attention. Most of the people they've hired so far have been waiting in the wings, positioning themselves by rotating around boards and commttees for a while.

There may actually be some reaction to this from the convention, if it happens to maintain the characteristics it did last summer in Dallas, though I don't know if a convention in Birmingham will draw the same kind of fermenting discontent with the status quo.

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Re: Ronnie Floyd, SBC CEO

Postby Haruo » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:09 pm

Okay, I updated his wiki.
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Postby Stephen Fox » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:50 pm

Assessed Ronnie Floyd thirty years ago and it wasn't pretty. He goes way back, not only to Criswell's school of prophets but to the network of Pressler and Patterson and the NW Arkansas kingmaker and Pressler insider whose name I cant recall right now. He is on one of Montoya's tapes.

Where is Floyd on the spectrum to Russ Moore and the Trump Question. I imagine Floyd would never publicly second guess Robbie Jeffress affection for Trump.

How will it be for this new "wisest" of Babdists to engage Jonathan Metzl and his book dyingofwhiteness.com as Floyd's SBC is chocked full of working class rural white men Metzl says has been hoodooed by Trump and by implication the fundamentalist takeover of the SBC.

Also see Harold Bloom in the American Religion on Know Nothings. I would say Floyd is the poster child.
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Re: Ronnie Floyd, SBC CEO

Postby David Montoya » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:30 pm

Ronnie Floyd was not really considered when Frank Page was elected. Floyd is not very good at politics. He depends on staff to get things done for him, the problem is, he wasn't that much of a stand up boss for his staff. Ronnie likes to stubble into opportunities. He has always tried to tie his wagon to those whom he hopes can further his career. He often would say one thing about someone to one person and then turn around and put that person down to someone else. Why in the world would even the SBC consider Floyd after his many foibles? He would make a mediocre leader who would use the office for the pleasure and money he could get out of it.
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Re: Ronnie Floyd, SBC CEO

Postby Sandy » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:13 am

The way the SBC chooses its executive leadership is provincial and backward. It is not a system that is able to arrive at the most qualified candidate in terms of expertise, intellectual ability, management skills and IMHO, spiritual preparation and calling. It looks inside the group of individuals who have used their influence and their "wagon hitching" to pick people who are able to advance their own ambitions for career advancement and who are the least threatening to those same ambitions.

Keep in mind, this is a denomination that was willing to sacrifice its crown jewel seminary in order to give a reward to one of the "architects of the conservative resurgence." To legitimize him, because at the time he was leading a broken-down, second rate Bible college struggling with fewer than 400 students, he got the Presidency of Southeastern first and left it in somewhat dubious shape before moving on to leave Southwestern in ruins. This choice has many similarities to that one, though the consequennces of a bad choice are multiplied for the struggling, declining SBC.
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Re: Ronnie Floyd, SBC CEO

Postby JE Pettibone » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:59 am

Ed: Sandy, by what standard do you consider that Southeastern was ever the crown Jewel of SBC Seminiaries
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Re: Ronnie Floyd, SBC CEO

Postby Sandy » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:55 am

I didn't say Southeastern was the crown jewel, that was Southwestern and yes, I know Southern people always appeal to the school's history, but Southern never achieved what Southwestern did at its peak. Patterson got Southeastern first, mainly because time was needed to get more pro-Patterson trustees on the board at Southwestern.
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Re: Ronnie Floyd, SBC CEO

Postby Dave Roberts » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:37 pm

Sandy wrote:I didn't say Southeastern was the crown jewel, that was Southwestern and yes, I know Southern people always appeal to the school's history, but Southern never achieved what Southwestern did at its peak. Patterson got Southeastern first, mainly because time was needed to get more pro-Patterson trustees on the board at Southwestern.


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Day of Prayer

Postby Stephen Fox » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:53 pm

Ronnie Floyd is the national chair. This year it will be a carnival of a godforsaken Trump Ralley. True Believers will ralley in Cherokee County Alabama on the Rome Georgia/Jerry Vines stateline. I may go over and observe. I may wear a Tee shirt that says: Whatever the Question, Trump is Not the Answer, nor Jerry Boykin for that matter.
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