FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 10, 2022
Contact: Brad Jurkovich, spokesman, Conservative Baptist Network
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Conservative Baptist Network is pleased to announce the addition of Voddie Baucham to its national Steering Council.
In addition to his roles as husband, father, church planter, professor, author, and speaker, Baucham serves currently as the dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia. He holds a doctor of ministry degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary as well as degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Houston Baptist University. Baucham has also spent time in post-graduate study at the University of Oxford in England. Released in 2021, one of Baucham’s most recent books, “Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe,” quickly gained attention in the evangelical community and became a national bestseller.
The addition of Baucham to the Steering Council demonstrates continued growth and expansion within the Conservative Baptist Network and enhances efforts to reach out to and connect with Southern Baptists around the nation.
“Voddie Baucham is a leading voice contending for truth in this generation,” said Conservative Baptist Network Executive Director Scott Colter. “His writing and speaking have influenced hundreds of thousands around the globe to stand for biblical virtues. I am thrilled he is joining with the Conservative Baptist Network in these most important times.”
Network spokesman Brad Jurkovich, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Bossier in Bossier City, La., echoed Colter’s sentiments and expressed gratitude for Baucham’s willingness to serve as a Steering Council member.
“I’ve known Voddie Baucham for many years and have always appreciated his passion for Jesus and His Word,” Jurkovich said. “He is a clear and compelling voice for the Lord in our generation. We are very thankful for his willingness to stand with our growing movement.”
Rod Martin, former SBC Executive Committee officer and a founding Steering Council member, agreed and said the addition of Baucham to the Network’s group of advisors signals increasing credibility and trust among Southern Baptists looking for a resurgence in conservative theology and leadership within the denomination.
“My friend, Voddie Baucham, has long been a warrior for truth and sound doctrine, in the SBC and across the world,” Martin said. “And this is a time for men like Voddie, who will speak the hard truths in love without fear, despite all opposition. The church today faces persecution from without and false gospels from within. This is the time to stand, for the faithfulness of our institutions, and for the faith itself, once and for all delivered to the saints.”
Read more about the Conservative Baptist Network and its Steering Council at conservativebaptistnetwork.com.