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SBTC presents $200,000 check to SBC Executive Committee

February 22nd, 2017 / By: David Roach | Baptist Press / comments

SBTC presents $200,000 check to SBC Executive Committee

SBTC Executive Director Jim Richards (left) presents SBC Executive Committee President Frank Page with a $200,000 check as a special gift to the Cooperative Program. Photo by Morris Abernathy

Jim Richards, executive director of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC), presented the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee with a special CP gift of $200,000 during at its Feb. 20-21 meeting in Nashville. The gift was in addition to the 55 percent of CP receipts the SBTC forwarded to SBC causes in 2016.

Messengers to the 2015 SBTC annual meeting voted to send the EC 100 percent of 2016 CP receipts that exceeded the budget, Richards said. When 2016 did not yield much overage, the SBTC Executive Board voted to send the $200,000 from the convention's reserve funds out of a desire to support SBC missions and ministries.

Page received the gift with gratitude. "That is an encouragement to me and to us. Thank you, Jim."

Read Baptist Press' complete wrap story on the SBC Executive Committee trustee meeting here.