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TBC Convention – Belmont Statement

Tennessee Baptist Convention – Special Called Meeting
Statement – May 9, 2006
We are disappointed that the messengers did not approve the recommendation brought to them by the Executive Board of the Tennessee Baptist Convention. We look forward to meeting with representatives of the TBC to continue our dialogue and reach an agreeable solution that honors our mutual Christian missions. Neither state law nor Belmont’s governing documents support the Convention’s vote to remove the Trustees. We feel that the involvement of our supporters from other Christian denominations will strengthen our mission and take us to the next chapter in our service. We will continue to be a student-focused, Christian community of learning and service with a rich Baptist heritage that we intend to foster and nurture. That is our promise and our covenant.
Marty Dickens
Chairman, Board of Trustees