Current Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Albert Mohler will accept a nomination in June 2020 to serve as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, he told Baptist Press on Friday.
"I am honored by the announcement by Pastor H. B. Charles, and I will accept nomination as president of the Southern Baptist Convention in June," Mohler said. "All my life, I have sought to serve whenever asked by my denomination, and I would hope, if elected, to serve in a way that would unite Southern Baptists, strengthen our work together, add energy to our evangelism, and keep our hearts set on taking the gospel to the nations."
H.B. Charles Jr., senior pastor of mega Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., previously tweeted his intention to nominate Mohler when the Southern Baptist Convention meets in June:
? A widely respected conservative evangelical leader, Mohler is credited as an architect of what has come to be known as the "conservative resurgence" in the Southern Baptist Convention and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The Southern Baptist Convention is the largest Protestant denomination in the United States.