California Pastor Stephen Feinstein to Be Nominated for Second Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention

ELKTON, Tenn. (BP) – Chris Bolt, pastor of Elkton Baptist Church in Elkton, Tenn., has announced his intention to once again nominate Stephen Feinstein, pastor of Sovereign Way Christian Church in Hesperia, Calif., for second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention at the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting in Nashville, June 15-16.

Stephen Michael Feinstein

Bolt announced in January of 2020 his intention to nominate Feinstein for second vice president at the 2020 SBC Annual Meeting in Orlando, but that meeting was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He again announced his intention to nominate Feinstein for the position on Twitter Wednesday (June 9).

In his thread posted on Twitter, Bolt explained he is now even more confident of Feinstein’s qualifications for the role.

“I am even more encouraged after lengthy conversations with him (Feinstein) regarding our convention,” Bolt said. “Like many of you, Pastor Feinstein and I share concerns about the current state and trajectory of the SBC. We believe Southern Baptists must feel comfortable expressing their agreements and disagreements in an open and honest fashion for the sake of unity in the truth.

“What I really like about Steve is that, whether one agrees or disagrees with him, he does not compromise on his convictions, and is his own man. But he also deeply believes in the work of the Southern Baptist Convention and is representative of its future.”

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Source: Baptist Press