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Successor to John Piper Overwhelmingly Approved by Bethlehem Baptist Church
Influential pastor John Piper made his joyful reaction clear via the Web shortly after getting word that his congregation had overwhelmingly agreed with church elders on their choice of Jason Meyer as his successor.
"God came down and kissed Bethlehem tonight. 784 Yes. 8 No. Jason Meyer has been approved to take hold of this baton," Piper tweeted on Sunday after the vote taken at Bethlehem Baptist Church located in the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota.
Meyer will fall under Piper's pastoral mentorship and an "overlap" period between the two beginning Aug. 1....
I don't see too much wrong with what the church, which John Piper led, says it believes. The power given to congregational body I don't see anywhere in the Bible, however. They have a strong denominational liking also. However, The Baptist General Conference looks like a good Christian group to me, even if their and my theology don't perfectly harmonize.