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Korean-American pastor vying to lead Southern Baptists as successor to first black president
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, June 9, 2014 3:38 PM EDT
The Southern Baptist Convention made headlines two years ago when it elected its first African-American president.
Supporters of both candidates agree the next president should be someone who can help reverse the Nashville, Tennessee-based denomination's declining membership, church attendance and baptisms.
Kim's election could send a strong message about the SBC's commitment to ethnic and geographic diversity. But some members are uncomfortable with the idea of making a conscious effort to diversify the leadership.