“There are many wonderful things going on in our Southern Baptist Convention. We are planting 100 churches a month, our International Mission Board is putting more and more missionaries on the field, and God is raising up many godly people to preach the Gospel. We have challenges, too—but there is hope because there is blood on the cross, the tomb is empty, and the throne is occupied. We do not serve a dead savior. We serve a living God.”

—Steve Gaines, Southern Baptist Convention President