Retirement plus quarantine may provide too much time. Thus, the huge Small Business Administration database listing some of the recipients of the Paycheck Protection Plan loans. I make no moral judgment about those who chose or declined to choose to apply and receive these government backed loans. Generally, all the SBC leaders gave advice about these loans without approving or condemning them. Let the individual church or SBC entity make their choices.
I have said that were I a pastor I would try and do without government guaranteed loans, even if they were forgivable. But, I don’t have a payroll to meet or church bills to pay.
Please note: My list below is not exhaustive. You can search yourself. There is a possibility of error on my part. I welcome corrections. You can look these up for yourself. The data are given in ranges, not specifics.
ERLC, $350,000 – $1 million
Southeastern Seminary, $2-5 million
New Orleans Seminary, $2-5 million
Midwestern Seminary, $1-2 million
Gateway Seminary, $1-2 million
Southwestern Seminary, $2-5 million
[I didn’t find Southern Seminary in the database but I don’t claim to have done an exhaustive search.]
Executive Committee of the Baptist Convention of the State of Georgia $2-5 million
Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia, $350,000-$1 million
Baptist General Association Virginia, $1-2 million
Baptist General Convention of Texas, $2-5 million
Southern Baptists of Texas, $350,000- $1 million
Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, $1-2 million
Florida Baptist Convention, $350,000 – $1 million
Kentucky Baptist Convention, $1-2 million
Other state conventions received the loans.
Other related organizations of interest
Truett-McConnell University, Inc., Clevelant, Georgia $2-5 million
Brewton-Parker College, Inc,. Mt. Vernon, Georgia $350,000 – $1 million
Shorter University, Inc., Rome, Georgia $2-5 million
[these are the three schools affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board]
You can find many churches in the database.
I’ll be glad when we are back to normal church. Online meetings and services are helpful but I don’t feel like I’ve actually been to church since March 15th.