The North American Mission Board (NAMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is facing growing criticism for its treatment of the Randy Adams led Northwest Baptist Convention. Adams announced that Kevin Ezell, president of NAMB, informed the Northwest Baptist Convention that it would no longer cooperate in funding church planting efforts. Instead, NAMB is starting its own church planting network in the Northwest bypassing the state convention.
Of importance here: Ezell is the former pastor of SBC presidential candidate Albert Mohler. Adams is challenging Mohler in the 2020 election. It raises a critical question: Is this a political retaliation for Adams challenging Mohler?