Lakeland Native in Running for SBC President

Albert Mohler is the second person in the running for the next President of the Southern Baptist Convention. As a Lakeland native, Mohler attended Southside Baptist Church. Since 1993 he has held the position of President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, announced today that he would nominate Mohler for the presidency at the SBC meeting in June.

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