Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) survivor. I have survived the
fundamentalist takeover of the SBC, and today remain a faithful and active
Baptist. I have the fortune of living in Texas where the fundamentalists
have been unable to takeover the state convention. There is a Baptist
church in San Antonio, affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
(CBF), where I can worship as a free and historical Baptist. I'm no longer
a Baptist minister, but serve as an elder and the treasurer of this
My break with the SBC was long and painful. It began in
1994 when the fundamentalists fired Russell Dilday from his position as
President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. That was when I
began to realize that there was no going back to the way things used to
Leaving the SBC was difficult. I had been a Southern
Baptist all my life. I had attended Southern Baptist churches since Cradle Roll,
had graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, had been ordained in a Southern Baptist church, and
had served as a minister in Southern
Baptist churches for almost twenty years.
At first, I drifted from church to church,
visited one denomination after another, then stopped attending church all
together. Months later, while surfing the internet, I came across the web
site of Covenant Baptist Church, which was the first Baptist Church in San
Antonio to be on the internet. There I found many other SBC survivors.
This site is an attempt to help all SBC
survivors who are still going through the painful process of being healed
from the hurts caused by the fundamentalist
takeover of the Southern Baptist
Who will rule, who will lead,
Who will define,
Who will dominate.
All struggles are essentially
are no more intellectual than
knocking their heads together.