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SBC President Luter to speak at Union Sept. 26

SBC President Fred Luter will speak in chapel at Union Sept. 26. (Photo by Bill Bangham)
SBC President Fred Luter will speak in chapel at Union Sept. 26. (Photo by Bill Bangham)

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JACKSON, Tenn.Sept. 25, 2012 – Fred Luter, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, La., will speak in chapel at Union University Sept. 26.

Luter became the first black SBC president when he was elected to the position in June during the denomination’s annual meeting in New Orleans.

“I, among many, many others, believe that God raised up Fred Luter at this time for leadership in Southern Baptist life and the larger evangelical world,” Union University President David S. Dockery said. “Fred Luter has distinguished himself as pastor, preacher, leader and denominational statesman. Above all of these things, Pastor Luter is kind, generous and caring in every context, truly a person of highest integrity.

“What a joy it will be to welcome Dr. Luter to Union University.”

An Associated Press story in 2011 quoted Dockery as the first person who called for Luter’s election as SBC president, which Dockery described as “a historic moment of great significance.”

The chapel service will begin at 10 a.m. in G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel. It is open to the public.

 

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9/26/12 - David S. Dockery, president of the university, and Fred Luter, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, spend some time catching up with each other in the office of the president just prior to chapel.
9/26/12 - David S. Dockery, president of the university, and Fred Luter, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, spend some time catching up with each other in the office of the president just prior to chapel. - Morris Abernathy
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9/26/12 - Fred Luter, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, brings the message in chapel.
9/26/12 - Fred Luter, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, brings the message in chapel. - Morris Abernathy
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9/26/12 - Fred Luter, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, La., speaks in chapel.
9/26/12 - Fred Luter, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, La., speaks in chapel. - Morris Abernathy
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9/26/12 - Fred Luter, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, La., speaks in chapel.
9/26/12 - Fred Luter, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, La., speaks in chapel. - Morris Abernathy
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9/26/12 - Fred Luter, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, waves and says thank you after his installation as a member of the R.G. Lee Society of Fellows.  In Luter's closing remarks he said
9/26/12 - Fred Luter, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, waves and says thank you after his installation as a member of the R.G. Lee Society of Fellows. In Luter's closing remarks he said " I love Union University and David Dockery, God Bless you". - Morris Abernathy
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9/26/12 - Fred Luter, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, takes time for an interview with WBBJ TV after his message in chapel.
9/26/12 - Fred Luter, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, takes time for an interview with WBBJ TV after his message in chapel. - Morris Abernathy

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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