Audio of Wright news conference now online

Baptist Press
Posted: Sep 21, 2011 5:22 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The audio from Southern Baptist Convention President Bryant Wright's news conference concerning a possible convention name change has been posted online.

During the Sept. 19 Executive Committee meeting, Wright announced the appointment of a presidential task force to study the prospect of changing the 166-year-old convention's name, saying the name's regional nature has become a barrier in some parts of the United States.

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Bryant Wright news conference from Baptist Press on Vimeo.

After the meeting, Wright held a news conference that lasted about 20 minutes. The audio of that press conference is available at

Suggestions regarding a name change can be posted at


Compiled by Michael Foust, associate editor of Baptist Press.

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