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Southern Baptists Oust Saddleback Church Over Woman Pastor

posted on February 28, 2023

Peter Smith of the Associated Press reports, “The Southern Baptist Convention on Tuesday ousted its second-largest congregation – Saddleback Church, the renowned California megachurch founded by pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren – for having a woman pastor.” The SBC Executive Committee severed ties with four other congregations for female leadership during the same session. Andy Wood, the lead pastor of Saddleback and husband of the female pastor, said, “The church should be a place where both men and women can exercise those spiritual gifts.”

Read at The Associated Press