Church politics is slimy. There is an appearance of good-old-boy politics. There is an appearance of SBC Elites helping other SBC Elites. And the announcement of NAMB chief Kevin Ezell’s defunding its church planting partnership with the Randy Adams-led Northwest Baptist Convention proves it. There is something rotten in the SBC.
Randy Adams released the stunning news just moments ago. He said, “Since publishing those articles I’ve receive some pushback from leaders at the North American Mission Board (NAMB). More than pushback, and in spite of our growth in baptisms, churches, and CP giving from the churches in the Northwest, and even growth in Annie and Lottie giving, they informed me and our leadership at the Northwest Baptist Convention (NWBC) on March 9 that they will end our joint-funding agreement for evangelism and church planting, and will stop virtually all funding through the NWBC as of September 30, 2021.