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Ronnie Floyd Elected Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President, Leaving Cross Church

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Pastor Ronnie Floyd has been elected as the Executive Committee President of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) and is leaving Cr...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Pastor Ronnie Floyd has been elected as the Executive Committee President of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) and is leaving Cross Church.

He was elected by a vote of 68-1.

Floyd has been the pastor at Cross Church for 33 years. He shared a video addressing the church on Sunday (March 31), saying the church was his joy and his family. He says that God has issued a new calling on his life.

He is set to announce Sunday, April 7 when his last day at Cross Church will be.

Cross Church has four locations across Northwest Arkansas and a total of 11 services on Sunday mornings.

The Arkansas Baptist State Convention sent 5NEWS the following statement about Ronnie Floyd's departure:

“Dr. Ronnie Floyd is a visionary who leads with incredible excellence. He is an innovator in Arkansas in multi-site church campuses, fueling a growing prayer movement, modeling racial diversity among his staff and church, and investing in local business leaders and the next generation of church leaders. Despite the demands of leading a large congregation, he continually models being a great husband, father and personal friend.” – Dr. J.D. “Sonny” Tucker, Executive Director of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention