Rev. Fred Luter Jr. is the man poised to become the first African-American president of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination during a vote next week in New Orleans.
Four months ago, two African-American pastors stood in a hallway of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Nashville headquarters looking at a row of white faces, says MSNBC.
The portraits of the 56 convention presidents since the denomination’s 1845 founding are in large picture frames holding several portraits each. The final frame holds empty slots.
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