...Ezell will have my prayers. He looks like a very solid choice. I will certainly support him.
Southern Baptists know, NAMB trustees acutely know, that NAMB needs some success. I hope they find it with Ezell. I'm not against him at all.
I agree with Norman Jameson about Kevin Ezell, NAMB trustees' candidate to lead the agency who says, "I don’t know Ezell, but everyone I know who does know him believes him to be a godly, wise, visionary man, eminently qualified for the NAMB post."
I confess to asking honest, reasonable questions.
I confess that I have phrased some questions in a bit of an edgy way, but the NAMB CEO, whomever it has been or will be, will likely be compensated sufficiently to take an edgy question or two and have an employment contract that insulates him against financial harm.
I think our CEO-to-be has been intemperate in his reaction to the comments concerning his nomination. I know that megapastors brook little or no criticism. Our SBC leaders should have no such expectation.
Perhaps he will adjust his attitude.
Baptist Press has a chart of Ezell's church giving for the past 14 years here. The church is a mission minded church but not partitularly supportive of NAMB. As I have said, perhaps Ezell will explain why and what he plans to do to make NAMB into an agency that a megachurch can support.