Southern Baptist Convention President Speaks at Union University
JACKSON, Tenn. – Union University welcomed the first African-American President of the Southern Baptist Convention to their campus Wednesday morning. Pastor Fred Luter gave a rising sermon about the choices Christians make every day and how those decisions lead to consequences. It has been five years since the senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans has visited the Union University campus. Luter said he is enjoying his position with the SBC and wants to do the best job he can while he is president. “I want to represent my family well. I want to represent my church well. I want to represent the convention well, but most of all I want to represent God well,” said Pastor Luter. Union University President Dr. David Dockery was one of the first to encourage voters to elect Luter as SBC president.