Item 1: The Presidential Election

by Dave Miller on June 10, 2014 · 28 comments

The scheduled time for the presidential election this morning is 10:30 AM. That is a change from previous conventions – the first election was always after lunch. But all the elections will be today.

Ronnie Floyd is still the expected winner of the election, but there is a lot of Dennis Kim buzz around. Just don’t know it will all play out. As far as I know, there are still just the three who will be nominated.

I plan to update this post with news as the election progresses.

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bob June 10, 2014 at 8:20 am

Praying God’s will and a good convention. First choice for me would be Jared Moore and then Dr. Kim.

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2 Jack Gresham June 10, 2014 at 8:51 am

Wish I could be there to vote for Kim!

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3 Dave Miller June 10, 2014 at 10:39 am

Vote going now. @sbcvoices for updates.

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4 Joseph Spurgeon June 10, 2014 at 10:57 am

what time do they usually announce these results

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5 Dave Miller June 10, 2014 at 11:03 am

Unknown. You just sit and wait

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6 Joseph Spurgeon June 10, 2014 at 11:09 am

is it usually the same day or in the afternoon?

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7 Doug Hibbard June 10, 2014 at 11:57 am

Same day, during the next relevant ‘business section.’

(They usually won’t interrupt something like IMB to announce vote counts.)

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8 Thomas Magers II June 10, 2014 at 11:08 am

All three nomination speeches were good for various reasons.

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9 David R. Brumbelow June 10, 2014 at 11:12 am

If not before, you will hear the results of the presidential election at the time for the next election of officers.
David R. Brumbelow

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10 David R. Brumbelow June 10, 2014 at 11:56 am

Which should be at 12:04 pm Eastern, if the posted schedule is followed.
David R. Brumbelow

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11 Dave Miller June 10, 2014 at 11:57 am

Results expected soon.

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12 Dave Miller June 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Total votes (5001 registered) – 3553

Ronnie Floyd – 1834 51%

Dennis Kim – 1446

Jared Moore – 210

Congratulations Ronnie Floyd.

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13 John Wylie June 10, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Wow, Dr. Kim actually came pretty close.

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14 Greg Harvey June 10, 2014 at 12:34 pm

I hope after Floyd’s term(s) Kim’s name comes up again. That would be outstanding.

As I’ve noted several times, I think there were uniques for each candidate that made their candidacy both interesting and to a certain extent compelling. I’m not surprised that Jared polled so few, but there are things that he is saying that deserve discussion and I believe he has correctly raised those issues and sought to discuss them.

This was a VERY good year for us with respect to the selection of a president because of these things (obligatory IMHO implied, but just in case you think you need one, there you go).

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15 John Wylie June 10, 2014 at 12:41 pm

I agree with everything you said Greg. I would have preferred Dr. Kim to have won, but all in all, I’m pleased with the strong showing he made today.

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16 Louis Cook June 10, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Why would about 2,000 Messengers abstain from voting?

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17 John Wylie June 10, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Some were in the exhibit hall, some were at lunch, some will never attend any of the business sessions.

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18 Christiane June 10, 2014 at 2:16 pm

if they are appointed messengers, don’t they have a moral (and spiritual) obligation to attend on behalf of those who sent them as representatives

???

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19 D. L. Payton June 10, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Louis
John is spot on with his analysis. Some people really do not care who is president for various reasons

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20 Joseph Spurgeon June 10, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Is seems like that if your church sends you as a messenger to the convention it would be a dereliction of duty to not attend any of the business sessions and to not vote.

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21 D. L. Payton June 10, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Joseph
You make a good point. I guess people see this differently. Personally I always attended the business because i wanted to keep up and have a voice. Some people say they go for the preaching, fellowship or whatever.

I suppose the bottom line would be a pastor’s understanding with his church. If the church knows the attendance pattern of the pastor and is OK with it I suspect that would be their business.

22 Dave Miller June 10, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Clint Pressley was elected 1st VP without opposition. 2nd VP Was also Unopposed. I think the name was Hans Dilbeck or Bilbeck. Maybe someone has the name.

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23 Nick Horton June 10, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Hance Dilbeck.

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24 Tarheel June 10, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Is the 2nd vp a snazzy dresser too?? ;-)

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25 Greg Harvey June 10, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Are you asking “Will Dave lend his suit to any 2nd VP who asks?”

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26 Doug Hibbard June 10, 2014 at 5:38 pm

If so, then I’m going to Columbus next year and expect somebody to nominate me for 2 VP. I’ll wear the suit.

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27 Louis June 11, 2014 at 1:48 pm

I voted for Kim but believe Floyd will do a great job.

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28 Tarheel June 11, 2014 at 10:02 pm

I expect so too, Louis.

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