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  • Black Head of Southern Baptists Rev. Fred Luter At Odds with ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star

    Dec 27, 13 by EurPublisher 1 Comment

    *You may or may not be aware that a black man, Rev. Fred Luter, is head of the overwhelmingly white Southern Baptist Convention. For the record, he’s the organization’s first ever black president. It should come as no surprise that Rev. Luter is down with Phil Robertson‘s biblical views on homosexuality butparts ways with the […]

  • Southern Baptist Leader Fred Luter Lays Down the Path

    Aug 24, 12 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *The Rev. Fred Luter knew that his election as the first African-American president of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination would make headlines, reports the Montgomery Advertiser. But he couldn’t have predicted the whirlwind that his life has become over the past two months. “It’s been nonstop, it’s been engaging, it’s been enlightening,” Luter said this […]

  • Black Preacher on His Way to Helming Southern Baptist Convention

    Jun 6, 12 by Brittney M. Walker 2 Comments

    *The Rev. Fred Luter Jr. well remembers the first time he ventured from his native New Orleans to preach in Crowley, a rice-growing town in the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun country, reports The Los Angeles Times. The pastor there had invited Luter to speak, but worried how the congregation would react. “I told him, ‘Just […]

  • Southern Baptist Convention Gets First Black VP

    Jun 17, 11 by Brittney M. Walker 1 Comment

    *For the first time in the history of the Southern Baptist Convention, a Black man has been elected into the 1st vice president position. According to the Associated Press, the SBC elected Fred Luter to the position on Tuesday at their annual conference in Phoenix. The 54-year-old Luter has been the head pastor of an […]