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SBC Elects Bryant Wright as President


Atlanta-area pastor Bryant Wright was elected as president of the Southern Baptist Convention during its annual meeting in Orlando today. Wright replaces Johnny M. Hunt, who was elected in 2008.

Messengers at the convention also voted to approve the Great Commission Resurgence recommendations, which Wright had supported.

Wright won in a runoff with Florida pastor Ted Traylor, 55.11 percent to 43.97 percent, according to the Baptist Press, which posted the rest of the results. He initially faced Traylor, Alabama pastor Jimmy Jackson, and Minnesota-Wisconsin convention leader Leo Endel.

The Baptist Press and the Florida Baptist Witness posted interviews with Wright.

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