I suppose you saw the Maundy Thursday special by Baptist Press: David Crosby to be SBC presidential nominee.
Crosby is pastor of a non-megachurch, one that is above the average Cooperative Program giving percentage: First Baptist New Orleans. One could almost sense that someone like him was sure to be offered as an alternative to the two mega-pastors whose churches give below the average CP percentage.
Crosby’s church is at 7% which is above the SBC average of 5.5%. The BP story doesn’t include any Great Commission Giving percentage for the church but says “total mission giving” (mission spending that includes both SBC and non-SBC causes) is 22%.
While the label of “Cooperative Program candidate” is mine, the pastor’s statement to BP about his nomination included the term “cooperation” four times and “Cooperative Program” one time. I think we get the thrust here. The other two candidates are well below the SBC average CP percentage.
We’ve got three presidential candidates:
- One old-school mega-church, mega-pastor, Steve Gaines.
- One new-school mega-church, mega-pastor, J. D. Greear.
- One above average CP, large church pastor, David Crosby.