When asked “Why are you a Southern Baptist?” I generally have several comebacks. But the big reason is: the International Misision Board. For all the things that are falling apart in our convention, one of the bright spots is the fact that we are now sending over 5,600 missionaries over seas. I’ve seen some of these missionaries on the field. They are not rich, but they are taken care of, and can focus their attention on making disciples. I love Jerry Rankin, the President of the IMB. Recently in Denver, Temple had a couple at this event. And it was actually hosted at the church were my mentor, Jim Shaddix, serves as Senior Teaching Pastor, Riverside Baptist.