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Texas pastor is elected president of Southern Baptist Convention

Bart Barber, pastor of First Baptist Church in rural Farmersville, takes the helm of a convention that has been scarred by a sexual abuse scandal.

Bart Barber, newly-elected president of the Southern Baptists, at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Anaheim, California, on Tuesday, June, 14, 2022. Barber is the pastor of First Baptist Church of Farmersville in rural East Texas near Dallas.

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