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Amid crises, rural roots anchor Southern Baptists’ president

October 03, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: Bart Barber, the recently elected leader of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, has been a pastor in a town of 3,600 in Texas for 25 years. The Southern Baptist Convention faces a Justice Department investigation for covering up sex abuse; the number of baptisms has fallen 63% since 1999.

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