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First Baptist Church of Decatur

308 Clairemont Avenue
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LGBTQ Policy

Women in Leadership Policy

Leadership

Pastor:
David Jordan
Gender:
Man
Race:
White
LGBTQIA:
Yes
Pastor:
Gender:
Race:
No items found.
LGBTQIA:
Yes
Officiates LGBTQ weddings:
Hires LGBTQ+:
Ordains LGBTQ+:
Any LGBTQIA individuals serving in church's leadership team:

LGBTQ Policy

Unclear: Affirming

Reference Links

First Baptist Church is associated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

Notes

Its actively enforced policy is not located in the website's primary pages, but in a sermon dated 2014 from the former pastor of the church.

See "A Way Forward, Part 3", preached November 23, 2014: "I do believe that welcoming LGBT believers into full inclusion and participation in  the  body  of  Christ just  like  every  one  of  the  rest  of  us  sinners is  simply  a  matter  of  the Church being the Church. No more. No less."

LGBTQIA in Leadership

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Women can preach:
Women can be ordained:
Women can be elders:
Women can be senior pastor:
Senior pastor is female or non-binary:
50% or more of leadership team are women and/or non-binary:
Regularity of women and/or non-binary preachers:

Women in Leadership Policy

Unclear: Egalitarian

Notes

Its actively enforced policy is not clearly communicated on the website's primary pages, and its current leadership personnel does not reflect its egalitarian policy. However, as the news article indicates, this church was expelled from the SBC for hiring a female pastor.

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Last updated 4/8/2018