Controversial Pastor Wiley Drake Asks for Christian Counsel on Run for President of The Southern Baptist Convention
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24, 2011 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Wiley Drake releases the following and is available for comment:
I request your prayer and counsel.
As most of you know I have served the Lord Jesus through my relationship with the denomination, The Southern Baptist Convention, since 1965. It was my privilege in 2007/2008 to be elected as Second Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention.
My question and request for counsel is simply this, "Should I allow my nomination for the position of President of The Southern Baptist Convention in June 2011, and make a run for this position?"
In my opinion we have left our traditional BIBLICAL positions, and become a large group being led by a small group of leaders who are out of touch with what the average Southern Baptist desires for our ministry under the leadership of The Holy Ghost.
If God would allow me to be chosen, I would go all across our denomination holding townhall/church meetings to find out what the people feel is the desire and leadership under our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. After asking the people where they think we should go and do, I will do my best to lead our denomination back to "The Baptist Faith and Message" and help us find out what Jesus wants us to do.
1. Should I run, yes or no.
2. What is your prayerful counsel.
3. Whatever your answer please pray that I will seek HIS will.