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The SBC Executive Committee media relations team works to increase awareness and understanding of the mission and ministries of the Southern Baptist Convention.

If you are a reporter, editor, host or producer in need of resources, data, an interview or expert sources, we’re here to help. 

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Jon D. Wilke
Director of Media Relations
(615) 782-8611 – office
(270) 293-7818 – mobile
jwilke@sbc.net

Jonathan P. Howe
Vice President for Communications
(615) 782-8645 – office
jhowe@sbc.net

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SBC President – J.D. Greear

J.D. Greear is the pastor of The Summit Church, in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Under Pastor J.D.’s leadership, the Summit has grown from a plateaued church of 300 to one of over 10,000. Pastor J.D. has led the Summit in a bold vision to plant one thousand new churches by the year 2050.

Pastor J.D. Greear has authored several books, including Above All (2019), Not God Enough (2018), Gaining by Losing (2015), Gospel (2011), Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart (2013), and Jesus, Continued… (2014). Summit Life with J.D. Greear is a daily, half hour radio broadcast featuring the teaching of Pastor J.D.

Pastor J.D. completed his Ph.D. in Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He currently serves as the 62nd president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Pastor J.D. and his wife Veronica are raising four awesome kids: Kharis, Alethia, Ryah, and Adon.

SBC Executive Committee President & CEO – Ronnie W. Floyd

Dr. Ronnie Floyd was elected as president and CEO of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention on April 2, 2019.

Floyd’s proudest accomplishments stem from his personal life. He and his wife, Jeana, have been married for 42 years. They have two sons, Josh and Nick. Josh is married to Kate, and they have three sons, Peyton, Parker, and Jack. Nick is married to Meredith, and they have a son, Beckham, and three daughters, Reese, Norah and Maya Faith. Josh is the head football coach at Hewitt-Trussville High School in Trussville, Alabama. Nick is senior pastor of Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas.

Floyd has deep experience in Southern Baptist leadership, having served two terms as SBC president (2014–2015 and 2015–2016), as chairman of the Great Commission Task Force of the Southern Baptist Convention (2009–2010), and on the SBC Executive Committee (1988–1998).

As a member of the Executive Committee, Floyd was on the Committee’s presidential search committee (1991–1992), the Program and Structure Study Committee of the SBC (1993-1995), and was chairman of the board (1995–1997). During this time, he was also elected as president of the SBC Pastors’ Conference (1997).

He also served as general editor of LifeWay Christian Resources’ Bible Studies for Life curriculum (2013–2017); chief mobilization strategist with the North American Mission Board (2012–2015); and was on the board of trustees, GuideStone Financial Resources (2001–2009).

Floyd was pastor of five churches over a span of 43 years, the last 32 of which were as Senior Pastor of Cross Church, a multi-campus church in Northwest Arkansas (1986–2019). His experience, wisdom, and passion for God make him a powerful proclaimer of God’s Word and inspiring leader. He has spoken at numerous SBC Pastors’ Conferences, state evangelism conferences, and state conventions.

Floyd’s ministry as a local church pastor was one of commitment to evangelism, discipleship, prayer, and the advancement of the Gospel to America and around the world. He has also been a leader in advancing racial unity in America and championing spiritual awakening across the nation

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