Dr. Anthony Jordan, Executive Director-Treasurer for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, issued the following statement about the recommendation from the SBC Task Force appointed to study a possible name change.

“I believe a majority of Oklahoma Baptists will be pleased that the legal name will remain. The heart of Southern Baptists has always been the Great Commission since our founding in 1845, so the proposed unofficial name speaks to that heart. While a name is important, we as Oklahoma Baptists will remain focused on the task at hand, which is to continue to proclaim the Gospel, serve others and love all people in order to bring glory to the Name of Jesus Christ.”