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Southern Baptist Survivors

I'm a 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 congregation.

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 be.

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 Convention.


All struggles are essentially power struggles.
Who will rule, who will lead,
Who will define, refine, confine, design,
Who will dominate.
All struggles are essentially power struggles,
And most are no more intellectual than
Two rams knocking their heads together.

-Octavia E. Butler

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News for SBC Survivors.

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Links that are useful to SBC Survivors.

bulletChronology of the SBC Takeover
History of the fundamentalist takeover of the Southern Baptist Convention.