Pastor Luter is a very capable leader. When he began serving at Franklin Avenue Baptist in 1986, they had 65 members. The congregation was 7000 members strong when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005.
I recommend Karen Yates’ blog post, Finding Rest: Southern Baptists Elect 1st Black President and Why I Care, for a brief look at Southern Baptist history and why this election is so momentous.
- New Orleanian Rev. Fred Luter elected president of Southern Baptist Convention (wwltv.com)
- Luter Elected to Thunderous Applause (ib2news.org)
- Finding Rest: Southern Baptists Elect 1st Black President and Why I Care (Karen Yates’ blog)