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Ronnie Floyd  

Pastor, President of Southern Baptist Convention

Dr. Ronnie Floyd has been a pastor for over 36 years. His experience, wisdom, and passion for God make him a powerful proclaimer of God’s Word. He teaches principles from the Bible that encourages and uplifts thousands of people all over the world via TV, the Internet, podcasts, radio, speaking engagements, and books.

Since 1986, Pastor Floyd has served as the Senior Pastor of Cross Church, Northwest Arkansas. In June 2014, Dr. Floyd was elected President of the Southern Baptist Convention following his nomination by R. Albert Mohler Jr., President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dr. Floyd’s ministry as a local church pastor has been one of commitment to evangelism, discipleship, and the advancement of the Gospel to America and around the world. In Dr. Floyd’s 27 years of ministry in Northwest Arkansas, the church has baptized over 17,000 persons. In 2001, First Baptist Church of Springdale became a multi-campus ministry with the beginning of The Church at Pinnacle Hills. In 2010, the church changed its name to Cross Church, and in 2011, the church further expanded its ministry with the beginning of a campus in the city of Fayetteville. Thousands gather in multiple worship venues weekly. While meeting at various local sites and five campuses, the church is committed to planting churches regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Dr. Floyd is the leader, founder, and host of The Summit, the Businesspersons Luncheon of Northwest Arkansas, a weekly lunch seminar which hosts guest speakers from across the country. Each spring and fall, leaders share their insights on business, leadership, ethics, success, and life principles and values. Speakers have included John Maxwell, Former Governor Mike Huckabee, Reggie White, John Tyson, Truett Cathy, J.B. Hunt and many others, including Dr. Floyd himself. The Summit currently reaches 500 business people each week.

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