Update on the Dever Nomination for SBC 1st VP

Ligon Duncan
Here's the latest from Baptist Press:

"Jimmy Jackson, pastor of Whitesburg Baptist Church in Huntsville, Ala., and Mark Dever, pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., advanced to a runoff for first vice-president this evening at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

"Dever received 29.72 percent (1,090 votes) of the vote to Jackson’s 27.48 percent (1,008 votes), making them the two top vote-getters and placing them in a runoff according to convention rules. Kelly J. Burris, senior pastor of Kempsville Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, Va., received 22.76 percent (835) while Keith Fordham, an evangelist from Fayetteville, Ga., received 19.79 percent (726 votes).

"After the vote total was announced at approximately 6:45 p.m. EDT, messengers immediately cast their ballots for the runoff.