Sunday, March 26, 2006
BREAKING NEWS: First Baptist Church of Temple City Votes Overwhelmingly to Support the Pacific Southwest Region
Today the members of the First Baptist Church of Temple City, California, voted overwhelmingly to support their region, the American Baptist Churches of the Pacific Southwest.
92% voted to amend the church's constitution to remove American Baptist specific language. 2/3 were needed to amend.
85% voted to support the region's board recommendation to separate from ABCUSA. That means that 10 of 12 delegates at the April 29 meeting of the churches will be instructed to vote yes, 2 no. The item was worded in such a way that if the PSW proceeds to separation following the April 29 meeting, FBC Temple City will also suspend ties with ABCUSA.