|Tonight makes it official - or so I'm assuming. After calling Dr. Paige Patterson, Judge Paul Pressler and Bailey Smith onto the stage, Dr. Vines gave a discourse on the importance of the conservative resurgence and briefly described the role that both Pressler and Patterson played. He then asked Smith to join him in flanking these two men as he presented them to the conference. After a rousing standing ovation, Vines announced that it was a miracle to have a conservative elected in that first year and they hoped they would be just as proud to announce Johnny Hunt as the next president of the SBC.|
Later in the evening Dr. Hunt delivered a message which included much of his personal testimony, encouragement to pastors and calling all of us back to the task of personal evangelism. All in all it was what you'd expect, a very presidential message.